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[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.


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