mentalité

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mentalité.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mentalité (plural mentalités)

  1. A person's feelings about the wider society and world in which they live, and their place within in; a worldview, outlook.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 67:
      Yet changing a traditional economic mentalité was an uphill task and, significantly, Law never fully disenchanted even his most intimate supporters (and maybe even himself) with customary forms of wealth [...].
    • 2012, Frank McLynn, ‘What's Your Take?’, Literary Review 404:
      David Thomson's objectives in this big, ambitious book are nothing short of Promethean, for he aims to deliver both a comprehensive history of the movies and a Marshall McLuhan-style examination of the mentalités produced by watching films and television.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mentalis, itself from mens (mind).

Noun[edit]

mentalité f (plural mentalités)

  1. mentality

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