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mentality

[ men-tal-i-tee ]
/ mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural men·tal·i·ties.

mental capacity or endowment: a person of average mentality.
the set of one's mind; view; outlook: a liberal mentality.

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Origin of mentality

First recorded in 1685–95; mental1 + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM mentality

su·per·men·tal·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mentality

mentality
/ (mɛnˈtælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of mental or intellectual ability
a way of thinking; mental inclination or characterhis weird mentality
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Medical definitions for mentality

mentality
[ mĕn-tălĭ-tē ]

n.

The sum of a person's intellectual capabilities or endowment.
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