[men-tl-ist] /ˈmɛn tl ɪst/

a person who believes in or advocates mentalism.
a person who believes that the mind and its functions are a legitimate area of psychological research.
a mind reader, psychic, or fortuneteller.

1782, from mental + -ist. Originally in reference to artistic taste; philosophical sense (from mentalism) is from 1900. Related: mentalistic.


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