noun (plural mentalities)
1often derogatory The characteristic attitude of mind or way of thinking of a person or group: the yuppie mentality of the eighties
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- In a subsequent class, a student asked if a shy person might maintain both guard and prisoner mentalities in a self-imposed psychological prison.
- The news covers race motivated attacks and discrimination, and rightly so, but while that can, in theory, be punishable, small-town mentalities and home-grown attitudes cannot.
- If you use taxis as often as I do, you'll know how drivers' attitudes and mentalities are a hazard to us and hardly ever to themselves.
2The capacity for intelligent thought.
- Logic and illusion become confused and you find it hard to express your highly developed and sensitive mentality.
- This criterion is attractive even insofar as human mentality is concerned.
- For a new life to begin mentality must join with this special matter and thus the round of birth and death continues.
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