frame of mind


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Noun1.frame of mind - a temporary psychological state
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
case - a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters"
thinking cap - a state in which one thinks
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"

frame of mind

noun
A temporary state of mind or feeling:
humor, mood, spirit (used in plural), temper, vein.
Translations
مِزاج، حالَه نَفْسِيَّه
nálada
sindstilstand
kedélyállapot
hugarástand
duševný stav
ruh hâli

frame of mind

nstato d'animo, umore m
in a happy frame of mind → di buon umore

frame

(freim) noun
1. a hard main structure round which something is built or made. the steel frame of the aircraft.
2. something made to enclose something. a picture-frame; a window-frame.
3. the human body. He has a slight frame.
verb
1. to put a frame around. to frame a picture.
2. to act as a frame for. Her hair framed her face.
3. to arrange false evidence so as to make (someone) seem guilty of a crime etc (noun ˈframe-up).
ˈframework noun
the basic supporting structure of anything. The building will be made of concrete on a steel framework.
frame of mind
mental state. He is in a strange frame of mind.
References in classic literature ?
While in that frame of mind he leaned thoughtlessly against a druggist's show-window, wherein were one hundred and fifty kinds of assorted snakes.
Looking back at events in this frame of mind, the very sight of the letter sickened and horrified me.
I said to myself, as I stepped along in the spring morning air; for, being a pilgrim, I was involuntarily in a mediaeval frame of mind, and "Marry
When you come home you sit down in a sober, contemplative, not uncharitable frame of mind, and apply yourself to your books or your business.
And always, when a thing of this natur's to come off, what I stand up for, is, a proper frame of mind.
My mood was sufficiently foolish, but it was not such a frame of mind as I can be ashamed of; and I could wish a boy no happier fortune than to possess it for a time, at least.
In this frame of mind and body, she was in no humour to receive Henry's ill-timed addresses with favour, or even with patience: she plainly and positively refused to listen to him.
This comparison gives, I think, a remarkably accurate notion of the frame of mind under which an instinctive action is performed, but not of its origin.
The first Saturday night of any other pleasure excursion might have been devoted to whist and dancing; but I submit it to the unprejudiced mind if it would have been in good taste for us to engage in such frivolities, considering what we had gone through and the frame of mind we were in.
Still in the same anxious frame of mind, as she had been all that day, Anna took pleasure in arranging herself for the journey with great care.
This depressed and depressing frame of mind had lasted until the eventful day dawned on which Rebecca was to arrive.
The despondent frame of mind in which she had left home began again to overtake her, and she remembered that she wished to find Mademoiselle Reisz.