What does mentality mean?

Definitions for mentality
mɛnˈtæl ɪ timen·tal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mentality, outlook, mindset, mind-setnoun

    a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

  2. brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, witnoun

    mental ability

    "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

Wiktionary

  1. mentalitynoun

    A mindset; a way of thinking.

    Before he can succeed, he will have to shed the mentality that he can get by without hard work.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mentalitynoun

    quality or state of mind

Editors Contribution

  1. mentality

    The capacity for intelligent thought.

    The mentality of the runners was positive and motivated.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2017  


  2. mentality

    To use the ability and quality of intelligent thought.

    The mentality was easy to understand as everyone was united, working together to support and look out for each other.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mentality in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mentality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mentality in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Mohr:

    The likely effect will be to embolden a shoot first, Wild West mentality.

  2. Auguste Rodin:

    There is a continual exchange of ideas between all minds of a generation. Journalists, popular novelists, illustrators, and cartoonists adapt the truths discovered by the powerful intellects for the multitude. It is like a spiritual flood, like a gush that pours into multiple cascades until it forms the great moving sheet of water that stands for the mentality of a period.

  3. Max Lerner:

    The Seven Deadly Sins of the Press: Concentrated Power of the Big Press. Passing of competition and the coming of monopoly. Governmental control of the press. Timidity, especially in the face of group and corporate pressures. Big Business mentality. Clannishness among the newspaper publishers that has prevented them from criticizing each other. Social blindness.

  4. Amnesty International deputy director:

    For refugees fleeing from terrifying conflict zones to be met by such an intimidating show of militarized force is shocking, and a woefully irresponsible response to people already traumatized by war and brutality, this 'raise the drawbridge' mentality will simply redirect, but not put an end to, desperate and dangerous journeys.

  5. Ellis Meng:

    I think we have succeeded in changing the culture a little bit. There is a change in the mentality that people have at the university surrounding the hiring of women faculty, the women we hired are absolutely excellent leaders in their field. The myth that you are somehow ‘lowering the bar’ has been completely debunked. We’re not just putting in a token female. We are bringing on the best in their fields.

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