American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Cast or turn of mind: a vindictive mentality.
- n. The sum of a person's intellectual capabilities or endowment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mental action or power; intellectual activity; intellectuality.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Quality or state of mind.
- n. mental ability
- n. a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
“If I can't have Hillary I will vote for McCain mentality is stupid.”
“But the chieftain mentality is particularly prevalent in Iraq.”
“The best example of this mentality is the record and movie industry.”
“I think a lot of this mentality is a relic of the old gold standard.”
“Because of him, we crashed several probes into Mars, and I would be willing to say that his mentality is also a contributing factor to the Columbia accident.”
“We finally got that win, and I think the mentality is the fear against Duke is gone.”
“He basically went on to say that Iran and the United States need just to sit down and say we recognize each other, and he said that the reason he believed that this hasn't happened all these years, was that both countries were stuck in what he calls a mentality, a mentality that had each country not wanting to look weak by taking the first step.”
“I was tempted to respond along the lines of: watch a child with lego or in a sandpit and it's easy to see that the building/collecting 'mentality' is basically coupled to our intellectual curiosity and so there was probably always a certain % of the pop'n that would carry on with it - without it necessarily becoming a profession - or revert back to it when fortunes or circumstances allowed.”
“That mentality is woven into the fabric of the NFL.”
“Barkley asks Tiger to stay in touch, thinks bunker mentality is a mistake - USATODAY. com”
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