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I mean, I come from a hippie mentality where I just think to know someone, you need to look into their eyes. Eyes are so important. Until they start melon-balling eyes out, I won't be able to get to know someone another way.
Drew Barrymore

Meaning of "mentality" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MENTALITY

mentality  [mɛnˈtælɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MENTALITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mentality is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MENTALITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mindset

In decision theory and general systems theory, a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools. This phenomenon is also sometimes described as mental inertia, "groupthink", or a "paradigm", and it is often difficult to counteract its effects upon analysis and decision making processes. A mindset can also be seen as incident of a person's Weltanschauung or philosophy of life. For example there has been quite some interest in the typical mindset of an entrepreneur.

Definition of mentality in the English dictionary

The definition of mentality in the dictionary is the state or quality of mental or intellectual ability. Other definition of mentality is a way of thinking; mental inclination or character.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MENTALITY


accidentality
ˌæksɪdɛnˈtælɪtɪ
brutality
bruːˈtælɪtɪ
fatality
fəˈtælɪtɪ
fractality
frækˈtælɪtɪ
frontality
frənˈtælɪtɪ
fundamentality
ˌfʌndəmɛnˈtælɪtɪ
horizontality
ˌhɒrɪzɒnˈtælɪtɪ
hospitality
ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ
immortality
ˌɪmɔːˈtælɪtɪ
inhospitality
ˌɪnhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ
instrumentality
ˌɪnstrəmenˈtælɪtɪ
monumentality
ˌmɒnjʊˌmɛnˈtælɪtɪ
mortality
mɔːˈtælɪtɪ
natality
neɪˈtælɪtɪ
rectipetality
ˌrɛktɪpɪˈtælɪtɪ
sacramentality
ˌsækrəmɛnˈtælɪtɪ
sentimentality
ˌsɛntɪmɛnˈtælɪtɪ
totality
təʊˈtælɪtɪ
transcendentality
ˌtrænsenˌdenˈtælɪtɪ
vitality
vaɪˈtælɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MENTALITY

mental healing
mental health
mental health care
mental home
mental illness
mental impairment
mental lexicon
mental reservation
mental retardation
mental strain
mentalese
mentalism
mentalist
mentalistic
mentalistically
mentalities
mentally
mentally disordered
mentally handicapped
mentally impaired

WORDS THAT END LIKE MENTALITY

ability
air quality
augmented reality
confidentiality
equality
functionality
homosexuality
in reality
inequality
locality
low-quality
morality
municipality
nationality
originality
personality
quality
reality
sexuality
speciality
spirituality

Synonyms and antonyms of mentality in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MENTALITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mentality» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mentality

Translation of «mentality» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MENTALITY

Find out the translation of mentality to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mentality from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mentality» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

智力
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mentalidad
570 millions of speakers

English

mentality
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मानसिकता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَقْلِيَّةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ум
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mentalidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানসতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mentalité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mentaliti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mentalität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精神構造
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사고 방식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mentalitas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tâm lý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனநிலையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानसिकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zihniyet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mentalità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mentalność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

менталітет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mentalitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νοοτροπία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mentaliteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mentalitet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mentalitet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mentality

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MENTALITY»

The term «mentality» is very widely used and occupies the 21.242 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MENTALITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mentality

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10 QUOTES WITH «MENTALITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mentality.
1
Sam Abell
I was known as a 35-mm photographer with a view-camera mentality.
2
Lord Acton
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
3
Marc Andreessen
It's hard to do that with people who think emotionally. A lot of people think in terms of people, emotions, and feelings. That's more complicated. Engineering mentality makes it, in theory, a little easier.
4
Paddy Ashdown
It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them.
5
George Ayittey
Across Africa there is what I call a colonialist mentality or orthodoxy. Orthodoxy in the sense that a lot of things have gone wrong in Africa in the post-colonial period. And time and time again, any time something went wrong, the leadership claims that it was never their fault.
6
Howard Bach
Badminton is not popular in the U.S. because I think the mentality of badminton has to change.
7
Sebastian Bach
I don't understand the mentality of a rock fan, being obsessed with two or three songs from 25 years ago. I'm not that kind of a fan.
8
Drew Barrymore
I mean, I come from a hippie mentality where I just think to know someone, you need to look into their eyes. Eyes are so important. Until they start melon-balling eyes out, I won't be able to get to know someone another way.
9
Doyle Brunson
I still have the mentality of a 19-year-old mind.
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Gina Carano
I was always bigger than the other girls. My sisters are very, very beautiful and very skinny, and I've always had a more muscular body. So I grew up with a different mentality.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MENTALITY»

Discover the use of mentality in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mentality and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mentality and Machines
This edition's postscript includes further reflections on these themes and others, and relates them to recent writings of other philosophers and computer scientists.
Keith Gunderson, 1985
2
Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black ...
No single event makes this more plain, Laurie Green argues, than the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike, which culminated in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Exploring the notion of "freedom" in postwar Memphis, Green ...
Laurie B. Green, 2009
3
Blue Collar Mentality: Boise State's Rise to Football Prominence
From its humble beginnings as Boise Junior College to its status as a perennial top 25 team, author Tom Barbour follows the Broncos as they ascend to national prominence in his book, Blue Collar Mentality.
Tom Barbour, 2010
4
Corporate mentality
From 1995 to 2001, Aleksandra Mir amassed an amazing archive of artists' work that infiltrated corporate advertisements with real art in all its subversive, complex and ambiguous glory.
Aleksandra Mir, John Kelsey, 2003
5
The Elements of Mentality: The Foundations of Psychology and ...
Offering a model of mentality that sets psychology and philosophy on common footing, this book eliminates the breach between the sciences and the humanities.
David Hume, 2003
6
An Ottoman Mentality: The World of Evliya Çelebi
This monograph examines Evliya Gelebi's travel account to get at Ottoman perceptions of the world, relating to geography, administration, .religion, narative styles, sexual relations, dream interpretation, and conceptions of the self.
Robert Dankoff, 2004
7
Inculturation of Filipino-Chinese Culture Mentality
This study aims to know what cultural mentality can mean and how it can be an area of inculturation. The specific context is the Filipino-Chinese culture mentality.
Jose Vidamor B. Yu, 2000
8
Mentality and Thought: North, South, East and West
"Mentality and Thought - North, South, East and West presents the reader with an informed pluri-disciplinary discussion of the concept of mentality, its relevance and its interconnection with culture past and present, on the one hand, and ...
Per Durst-Andersen, Elsebeth F. Lange, 2010
9
Science and Virtue: An Essay on the Impact of the Scientific ...
Charting new territory in the interface between science and ethics, Science and Virtue is a study of how the scientific mentality can affect the building of character, or the attainment of virtue by the individual.
Professor Louis Caruana, 2012
10
Traditional Subjectivities: The Old English Poetics of Mentality
Through close analysis of vernacular poems alongside the most informative analogues in Latin, Old English prose, and Old Saxon, this work establishes an evidence-based foundation for new thinking about the nature of Old English poetic ...
Britt Mize, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MENTALITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mentality is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zoo Recap 7/21/15: Season 1 Episode 4 "Pack Mentality" | Celeb …
Tonight on CBS Zoo continues with an all new Tuesday July 21, season 1 episode 4 called, “Pack Mentality,” and we have your weekly recap ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Jul 15»
2
News Anchor Slams Obama for 'Be-Friendly-to-Jihadis' Mentality
News Anchor Slams Obama for 'Be-Friendly-to-Jihadis' Mentality. By Andrew Miller | July 21, 2015 | 1:29 PM EDT. Share it Tweet it. 0. shares. One America ... «NewsBusters, Jul 15»
3
Fireworks events suffer from mob mentality | Vancouver 24 hrs
Brazil is back for the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival in Vancouver. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS ... «24 Hours Vancouver, Jul 15»
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'Zoo' Season 1 Episode 4 'Pack Mentality' Spoilers: Jackson Oz …
Recent "Zoo" season 1 episode 4 titled "Pack Mentality" spoilers reveal that Jackson Oz (James Wolk) will deal with the strange behavior of ... «Yibada, Jul 15»
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Toronto Blue Jays: Aaron Sanchez Decision Signals Win Now …
Toronto Blue Jays: Aaron Sanchez Decision Signals Win Now Mentality. Jun 5, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher ... «Tip of the Tower, Jul 15»
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Hokies bring lunch-pail mentality to ACC Kickoff - ACC Blog - ESPN
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Virginia Tech had some company Monday as the Hokies made the rounds at the ACC Kickoff: A lunch pail. «ESPN, Jul 15»
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Duncan admits Kotoko need to work on mentality | Soccer News …
Speaking after Kotoko's 0-3 home defeat to Berekum Chelsea in the FCPPL, the trainer admitted the need to work on his team's mentality to lift ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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Brouwer Brings Right Mentality To St. Louis
New addition to the St. Louis Blues, Troy Brouwer, spoke with Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the trade, (not) trying to ... «Bleedin' Blue, Jul 15»
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Zoo Preview Photos: "Pack Mentality"
In “Pack Mentality,” Jackson, Abraham, Mitch, Jamie and Chloe are tasked by a top intelligence agent to find the cause of the strange animal ... «KSiteTV, Jul 15»
10
Rugby Championship: Loss better than a draw under new Wallabies …
“Originally when we took that penalty goal it was with the mentality we could get back in their half again, either force a penalty or squeeze the ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mentality [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mentality>. Nov 2019 ».
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