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men·tal 1

1. Of or relating to the mind; intellectual: mental powers.
2. Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind: mental images of happy times.
a. Slang Emotionally upset; crazed: got mental when he saw the dent in his new car.
b. Offensive Slang Mentally ill or intellectually impaired.
c. Often Offensive Intended for people with mental illness or intellectual impairment.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin mentālis, from Latin mēns, ment-, mind; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

men′tal·ly adv.

men·tal 2

Of or relating to the chin.

[From Latin mentum, chin; see men- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.mentally - in your mindmentally - in your mind; "he suffered mentally"


adverb psychologically, intellectually, rationally, inwardly, subjectively This technique will help people mentally organize information.


[ˈmentəlɪ] ADV
1. (= not physically) → mentalmente
to be mentally disturbedestar trastornado
to be mentally handicappedser un disminuido psíquico
to be mentally illtener una enfermedad mental, ser un enfermo mental
2. (= in the mind) [calculate, formulate] → mentalmente
mentally, I tried to picture what the house must have looked likeintenté formarme una imagen mental de cómo debía haber sido la casa


[ˈmɛntəli] adv
[exhausted] → mentalement; [alert] → mentalement; [demanding] → mentalement
to be mentally handicapped → être mentalement handicapé(e)
to be mentally disturbed → être mentalement dérangé(e)mental patient nmalade m/f mental(e)


geistig; mentally handicappedgeistig behindert; mentally deficientgeistesschwach; he is mentally iller ist geisteskrank
(= in one’s head)im Kopf


[ˈmɛntəlɪ] adv (calculate) → mentalmente, a mente
to be mentally handicapped → avere un handicap mentale
she is mentally ill → è malata di mente
the mentally handicapped → i portatori di handicap mentale


(ˈmentl) adjective
1. of the mind. mental illnesses/disorders.
2. done or made by the mind. mental arithmetic; a mental picture.
3. for those who are ill in mind. a mental hospital.
4. suffering from an illness of the mind. a mental patient.
menˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun
(a level of) mental power. low mentality.
ˈmentally adverb
in the mind. She's mentally incapable of understanding; He is mentally ill.
References in classic literature ?
and Tom mentally girded himself for a battle of wits.
Pontellier's mind to wonder if his wife were not growing a little unbalanced mentally.
I felt something of the same sense of humiliation and injury which one feels when he finds that a human stranger has been clandestinely inspecting him in his privacy and mentally commenting upon him.
Tom mentally ran over the days of the week, and then quickly lifted his eyes with a startled look in them --
I ejaculated, mentally, 'you deserve perpetual isolation from your species for your churlish inhospitality.
Dinner-time presented the fair student to the family eye in the same mentally absorbed aspect.
The accused, who was (and who knew he was) being mentally hanged, beheaded, and quartered, by everybody there, neither flinched from the situation, nor assumed any theatrical air in it.
A child of excellent abilities, and with strong powers of observation, quick, eager, delicate, and soon hurt bodily or mentally, it seems wonderful to me that nobody should have made any sign in my behalf.
As she applied herself to set the tea-things, Joe peeped down at me over his leg, as if he were mentally casting me and himself up, and calculating what kind of pair we practically should make, under the grievous circumstances foreshadowed.
I mentally resolved to bring an action against Baedeker for false information.
She mentally elevated her son to the dignity of an audience.
His study of "Visible Speech" had trained his mind so that he could mentally SEE the shape of a word as he spoke it.