[men-tal-i-tee] /mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural mentalities.
capacity or endowment:
a person of average mentality.
the set of one’s mind; view; outlook:
a liberal mentality.
noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of mental or intellectual ability
a way of thinking; mental inclination or character: his weird mentality
1690s, from mental (adj.) + -ity.
mentality men·tal·i·ty (měn-tāl’ĭ-tē)
The sum of a person’s intellectual capabilities or endowment.
- Mental job
noun phrase A neurotic or psychotic person; nut (1950s+)
- Mental lexicon
noun 1. the store of words in a person’s mind
[men-tl-ee] /ˈmɛn tl i/ adverb 1. in or with the mind or intellect; intellectually. 2. with regard to the mind. adv. 1660s, from mental + -ly (2).
adjective 1. having a mental illness. noun, (used with a plural verb) 2. mentally ill persons collectively (usually preceded by the).