of or relating to the mind: mental powers;mental suffering.
of, relating to, or affected by a disorder of the mind: a mental patient;mental illness.
providing care for persons with disordered minds, emotions, etc.: a mental hospital.
performed by or existing in the mind: mental arithmetic;a mental note.
pertaining to intellectuals or intellectual activity.
Informal. slightly daft; out of one's mind; crazy: He's mental.
Informal. a person with a psychological disorder: a fascist group made up largely of mentals.
How to use mental in a sentence
We want to be the brand bringing science ancestral wisdom while also actively supporting positive mental well-being and an outer glow.Tower 28 Announces Winner Of The Clean Beauty Summer School Program | Hope Wright | September 17, 2020 | Essence.com
This all had taken a toll on Terry, who had been grappling with his own mental health.
The commission stressed that babies resulting from germline edits will have to be followed long term, to better understand any potential health issues—mental or physical—throughout their lives.A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editing | Shelly Fan | September 15, 2020 | Singularity Hub
This mental competition sets up an arms race—a scenario in which competition causes each side to accumulate potential to damage the other.
The platform will also dive into philanthropy by highlighting local community issues providing mental health services for children as well as residents of public housing.Kerby Jean-Raymond Launch ‘Your Friends In New York’ | Nandi Howard | September 11, 2020 | Essence.com
In the classic skillset of piloting, mental acuity, and its coordination with hand and foot movements, is equally vital.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Few reports of his mental illness discuss lead poisoning as a possible reason for his mental deterioration.Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’ | Rich Goldstein | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They take home mental baggage unlike anything carried in almost every other job.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters? | Mike Barnicle | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We all need to take care of our own mental health,” Darden said.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45 | Danielle Belton | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He suggested I needed mental help, and offered to help me transfer to another college.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And this college course I have sketched should, in the modern state, pass insensibly into adult mental activities.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
It makes out of the savage raw material which is our basal mental stuff, a citizen.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
To make the effort of articulation a vital impulse in response to a mental concept,—this is the object sought.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The two enjoyed a mutual understanding from which he was excluded, a private intimacy that was spiritual, mental,— physical.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
He took mental inventory of his possessions and what he could lay claim to, and he happened to think about his wife's homestead.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for mental (1 of 2)
of or involving the mind or an intellectual process
occurring only in the mind: mental calculations
affected by mental illness: a mental patient Preferred form: psychiatric
concerned with care for persons with mental illness: a mental hospital Preferred form: psychiatric
- mentally, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for mental (2 of 2)
anatomy of or relating to the chin: Also: genial
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