a person who believes in or advocates mentalism.
a person who believes that the mind and its functions are a legitimate area of psychological research.
a mind reader, psychic, or fortuneteller.

Nearby words

  1. mental spine,
  2. mental symphysis,
  3. mental telepathy,
  4. mentalese,
  5. mentalism,
  6. mentality,
  7. mentally,
  8. mentally ill,
  9. mentation,
  10. mentee

Origin of mentalist

First recorded in 1780–90; mental1 + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for mentalist



1782, from mental + -ist. Originally in reference to artistic taste; philosophical sense (from mentalism) is from 1900. Related: mentalistic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper