behaviour that causes distress to another person but that does not involve physical assault
any conduct that causes another mental suffering
- Mental deficiency
noun 1. (psychiatry) a less common term for mental retardation mental deficiency n. See mental retardation.
[men-tl-eez, -ees] /ˌmɛn tlˈiz, -ˌis/ noun 1. the language of thought; thoughts represented in the mind without words, especially complex thoughts built from simpler ones.
- Mental foramen
mental foramen n. The front opening of the mandibular canal on the body of the mandible alongside and above the tubercle of the chin.
- Mental handicap
noun 1. a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development