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mental

men·tal

mental

 
pronunciation:
men tl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to the operation of the mind.
He may be very old but he still has all his mental powers.This is a test of mental ability.
synonyms:
intellectual
antonyms:
physical
similar words:
conscious, interior, perceptual, psychic, psychological, reasoning
definition 2: done by or existing in the mind.
She did a mental calculation of the distance.I have to perform mental gymnastics when I'm trying to speak that language.
 
synonyms:
cerebral, intellectual
similar words:
conceptual, noetic, rational
definition 3: of, relating to, or characterized by psychological illness.
After her breakdown, she spent some time in a mental hospital.Schizophrenia is a mental disorder.
synonyms:
psychological
similar words:
insane, psychopathic
definition 4: (informal) crazy; insane.
All the kids think he's mental because he doesn't talk to anybody.
synonyms:
crazy, insane
similar words:
batty, cracked, demented, deranged, disturbed, loony, lunatic, mad, nutty, psycho
derivation: mentally (adv.)
Word Builder: mental +
  • mentally:
    by using the mind; in a way that has to do with the mind.
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The word mental contains the following part:
ment Latin root that means mind