[ men-tal-i-tee ]
/ mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti /

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.

Origin of mentality

First recorded in 1685–95; mental1 + -ity

Related forms

su·per·men·tal·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medicine definitions for mentality


[ mĕn-tălĭ-tē ]


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