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STATE OF MIND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does state of mind mean? 

STATE OF MIND (noun)
  The noun STATE OF MIND has 2 senses:

1. a temporary psychological state
2. the state of a person's cognitive processes

  Familiarity information: STATE OF MIND used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STATE OF MIND (noun)


Sense 1state of mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A temporary psychological state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

frame of mind; state of mind

Hypernyms ("state of mind" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

mental state; psychological state ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "state of mind"):

case (a specific state of mind that is temporary)

thinking cap (a state in which one thinks)


Sense 2state of mind [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of a person's cognitive processes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cognitive state; state of mind

Hypernyms ("state of mind" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "state of mind"):

interestedness (the state of being interested)

outwardness (concern with outward things or material objects (especially the body and its appearance) as opposed to the mind and spirit)

inwardness (preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values)

absorption; engrossment; preoccupancy; preoccupation (the mental state of being preoccupied by something)

morbidity; morbidness (an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind)

doubt; doubtfulness; dubiety; dubiousness; incertitude; uncertainty (the state of being unsure of something)

certainty (the state of being certain)

confusedness; confusion; disarray; mental confusion; muddiness (a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior)

curiosity; wonder (a state in which you want to learn more about something)

subconsciousness (a state of mind not immediately available to consciousness)

unconsciousness (a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment)

consciousness (an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation)

ivory tower (a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place)

readiness; set ((psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way)

paramnesia ((psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality)

amnesia; blackout; memory loss (partial or total loss of memory)


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