mental attitude

Definitions of mental attitude
  1. noun
    a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    synonyms: attitude
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    acceptance, credence
    the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
    culture
    the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
    defensive, defensive attitude
    an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
    hardball
    a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
    high horse
    an attitude of arrogant superiority
    southernism
    an attitude characteristic of Southerners (especially in the US)
    mentality, mind-set, mindset, outlook
    a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
    paternalism
    the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
    position, posture, stance
    a rationalized mental attitude
    disposition, inclination, tendency
    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    tolerance
    willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
    intolerance
    unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
    esteem, regard, respect
    an attitude of admiration or esteem
    disrespect
    a disrespectful mental attitude
    reverence
    a reverent mental attitude
    irreverence
    an irreverent mental attitude
    orientation
    an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
    fatalism
    a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
    recognition
    an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid
    cyberculture
    the culture that emerges from the use of computers for communication and entertainment and business
    Kalashnikov culture
    the attitudes and behavior in a social group that resolves political disputes by force of arms
    mosaic culture
    a highly diverse culture
    hard line
    a firm and uncompromising stance or position
    direction
    a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
    drift, movement, trend
    a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
    Call
    a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    denominationalism
    the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations
    devices
    an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
    sympathy, understanding
    an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    favoritism, favouritism
    an inclination to favor some person or group
    leaning, proclivity, propensity
    a natural inclination
    bent, set
    a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    literalism
    a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense
    perseveration
    the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
    predisposition
    an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
    favor, favour
    an inclination to approve
    disapproval, disfavor, disfavour, dislike
    an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    partiality, partisanship
    an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
    impartiality, nonpartisanship
    an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
    broad-mindedness
    an inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior
    liberality, liberalness
    an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
    disinterest, neutrality
    tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement
    narrow-mindedness, narrowness
    an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
    bigotry, dogmatism
    the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
    fanaticism, fanatism, zealotry
    excessive intolerance of opposing views
    religionism
    exaggerated religious zealotry
    zero tolerance
    extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)
    estimate, estimation
    the respect with which a person is held
    profaneness
    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    wavelength
    a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding
    experimentalism
    an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
    reorientation
    a fresh orientation; a changed set of attitudes and beliefs
    perspective, position, view
    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint
    a mental position from which things are viewed
    orthodoxy
    a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards
    heresy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy
    any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    ideology, political orientation, political theory
    an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
    religious orientation
    an attitude toward religion or religious practices
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    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
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