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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations [syn: mentality, outlook, mindset, mind-set]
2: mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense" [syn: brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Date: 1691 1. mental power or capacity ; intelligence 2. mode or way of thought ; outlook <the imperialist mentality of the nineteenth century John Davies>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 mental character or disposition. 2 kind or degree of intelligence. 3 what is in or of the mind.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mentality Men*tal"i*ty, n. Quality or state of mind. ``The same hard mentality.'' --Emerson.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(mentalities) Your mentality is your attitudes and your way of thinking. ...a criminal mentality... Running a business requires a very different mentality from being a salaried employee. N-COUNT: usu sing, with supp

Moby Thesaurus

IQ, Vernunft, acuity, acumen, apprehension, attitude, bent, brain, brains, caliber, capacity, comprehension, conception, consciousness, deductive power, discourse of reason, discursive reason, disposition, esemplastic power, esprit, frame of mind, gray matter, head, headpiece, ideation, inclination, integrative power, intellect, intellection, intellectual faculty, intellectual grasp, intellectual power, intellectualism, intellectuality, intelligence, intelligence quotient, judgement, knowledge, mens, mental age, mental capacity, mental grasp, mental ratio, mind, mind-set, mother wit, native wit, nous, outlook, power of mind, power of reason, psyche, ratio, rationality, reason, reasoning, reasoning faculty, reasoning power, sanity, scope of mind, sense, smarts, temperament, thinking power, understanding, view, wise man, wit

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