in or with the mind or intellect; intellectually.
with regard to the mind.

Origin of mentally

First recorded in 1655–65; mental1 + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mentally

Contemporary Examples of mentally

Historical Examples of mentally

  • Physically he had considerably improved, but mentally he was not yet recovered.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • I had to get mentally into harmony with the people and conditions I found about me.

  • It is doubtful if it was mentally prepared to entertain it, or evolve the idea.

  • For he was ponderous, spiritually and mentally, as well as materially.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • "But I do not love you," Sidney replied, mentally but steadily.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

Word Origin and History for mentally

1660s, from mental + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper