state of mind


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Noun1.state 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"
2.state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
interestedness - the state of being interested
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
paramnesia - (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
readiness, set - (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
ivory tower - a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place; "he lived in the ivory tower of speculation"; "they viewed universities as ivory towers"
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
subconsciousness - a state of mind not immediately available to consciousness
curiosity, wonder - a state in which you want to learn more about something
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
certainty - the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the others"
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
morbidness, morbidity - an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind; "his fear of being alone verges on morbidity"
preoccupancy, preoccupation, engrossment, absorption - the mental state of being preoccupied by something
inwardness - preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values; "the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"; "inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright"
outwardness - concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit; "what is the origin of the outwardness of our sensations of sound, smell, or taste"; "an abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it"
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"

state of mind

noun attitude, perspective, outlook, approach, mood, disposition, frame of mind, mindset, way of looking at things I want you to get into a whole new state of mind.
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My state of mind regarding the pilfering from which I had been so unexpectedly exonerated, did not impel me to frank disclosure; but I hope it had some dregs of good at the bottom of it.
But, after the resolution he had made, of course he could have no such merits as these; and such a state of mind was nobody's--nobody's.
The countess was upset by her friend's sorrow and humiliating poverty, and was therefore out of sorts, a state of mind which with her always found expression in calling her maid "my dear" and speaking to her with exaggerated politeness.
I solaced myself by thinking that it would be useful for me to find out what I could about Strickland's state of mind.
P-, in charge of the deck, hooked on to the windward mizzen rigging in a state of perfect serenity; myself, the third mate, also hooked on somewhere to windward of the slanting poop, in a state of the utmost preparedness to jump at the very first hint of some sort of order, but otherwise in a perfectly acquiescent state of mind.
Tulliver, she begged to be understood from that time forth that she had nothing whatever to say about him; his state of mind, apparently, was too corrupt for her to contemplate it for a moment.
Altogether Dolly fancied she was not in a placid state of mind, but in that worried mood, which Dolly knew well with herself, and which does not come without cause, and for the most part covers dissatisfaction with self.
Unlike a man who can be simultaneously conscious of two states of mind, and who, swimming, would have known both the fear and the high courage with which he overrode the fear, Jerry, as he swam, knew only one state of mind, which was that he was swimming to the Arangi and to Skipper.
And knowing, as she did, the favourable state of mind of each at this period, it struck her the more.
IT IS a miserable state of mind, to have few things to desire, and many things to fear; and yet that commonly is the case of kings; who, being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing; and have many representations of perils and shadows, which makes their minds the less clear.
He had observed how the shy happiness and surprise of the engaged couple had gradually been replaced by a comfortable, tolerant state of mind, as if they had already done with the adventure of intimacy and were taking up their parts.
In this state of mind I spent the long hours of bumping, swinging coach that carried me to the stopping place at which I was to be met by a vehicle from the house.