mentality

noun men·tal·i·ty \ men-ˈta-lə-tē \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of mentality

plural mentalities
1 : mental power or capacity : intelligence
2 : mode or way of thought : outlook
  • the imperialist mentality of the nineteenth century
  • —John Davies

Examples of mentality in a Sentence

  1. most teenagers do not have the mentality to foresee the consequences of such risky behavior

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First Known Use of mentality

1691

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MENTALITY Defined for English Language Learners

mentality

Definition of mentality for English Language Learners

  • : a particular way of thinking


MENTALITY Defined for Kids

mentality

noun men·tal·i·ty \ men-ˈta-lə-tē \

Definition of mentality for Students

1 : mental ability
2 : a particular way of thinking : outlook

Medical Dictionary

mentality

noun men·tal·i·ty \ men-ˈtal-ət-ē \

medical Definition of mentality

plural mentalities
1 : mental power or capacity
2 : mode or way of thought


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