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mentality

men·tal·i·ty

mentality

pronunciation:
men tae lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: mentalities
definition 1: mental power and ability.
synonyms:
intellect, intelligence
similar words:
brainpower, brains, comprehension, gray matter, mind, perception, reach, smarts, understanding
definition 2: mental attitude; cast of mind.
I don't understand the mentality of someone who would do that.
synonyms:
attitude, outlook
similar words:
disposition, mind, point of view, standpoint, temperament, view
Word Parts
The word mentality contains the following part:
ment Latin root that means mind