- an attitude, disposition, or mood.
- an intention or inclination.
Origin of mind-set
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for mindset
In the mindset of the Coexist camp, those abstract beliefs have become twisted things, wrapped up with hate.COEXIST’s Bonehead Bumper-Sticker Politics
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By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
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This mindset was reflected to the wider society through popular literature.The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles
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John, a former inmate who spoke with the commission, echoed this mindset.There’s No Ignoring New Prison Rape Statistics
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It will likely take more than a threat from Rome to change the mindset of a mafioso.Pope Francis May Be Risking His Life by Taking on the Mafia
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June 23, 2014
- the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp when these are seen as being difficult to alter
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Word Origin and History for mindset
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.
- An inclination or a habit.
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