[ men-tl-ist ]
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  1. a person who believes in or advocates mentalism.

  2. a person who believes that the mind and its functions are a legitimate area of psychological research.

  1. a mind reader, psychic, or fortuneteller.

Origin of mentalist

First recorded in 1780–90; mental1 + -ist

Words Nearby mentalist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mentalist in a sentence

  • The mentalist asserts that the Mind is the only reality, and that the Body is merely its grosser form of manifestation.

    Mind and Body | William Walker Atkinson
  • He found the door with the temporary sign saying: Marco the mentalist.

    Brink of Madness | Walter J. Sheldon
  • The bridge is being erected by the Materialists, but the mentalist will be the first to cross over it.

    Dynamic Thought | William Walker Atkinson
  • She gave the year as 1917, called the doctor "a mentalist," and the stenographer "a tapper," or "a mental tapper."

    Benign Stupors | August Hoch