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MENTALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mentality mean? 

MENTALITY (noun)
  The noun MENTALITY has 2 senses:

1. a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
2. mental ability

  Familiarity information: MENTALITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MENTALITY (noun)


Sense 1mentality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

mentality; mind-set; mindset; outlook

Hypernyms ("mentality" is a kind of...):

attitude; mental attitude (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways)


Sense 2mentality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mental ability

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

brainpower; learning ability; mental capacity; brain; wit; mentality

Context example:

he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

Hypernyms ("mentality" is a kind of...):

intelligence (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)


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