state of mind

Definitions of state of mind

n a temporary psychological state

frame of mind
a specific state of mind that is temporary
thinking cap
a state in which one thinks
Type of:
temporary state
a state that continues for a limited time
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

n the state of a person's cognitive processes

cognitive state
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the state of being interested
amnesia, blackout, memory loss
partial or total loss of memory
(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
ivory tower
a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place
an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
a state of mind not immediately available to consciousness
curiosity, wonder
a state in which you want to learn more about something
confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
the state of being certain
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty
the state of being unsure of something
morbidity, morbidness
an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
absorption, engrossment, preoccupancy, preoccupation
the mental state of being preoccupied by something
preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit
anterograde amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia
loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
retrograde amnesia
loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma
tendency to forget
selective amnesia
amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember
transient global amnesia
memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active
stream of consciousness
the continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual's conscious experience
ego, self
your consciousness of your own identity
awareness, sentience
state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
aesthesia, esthesia, sensibility
mental responsiveness and awareness
the state of remaining awake
automatic pilot, autopilot
a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
unawareness, unknowingness
unconsciousness resulting from lack of knowledge or attention
a momentary loss of consciousness
grogginess, semiconsciousness, stupefaction, stupor
marginal consciousness
coma, comatoseness
a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury
unconsciousness brought about by the passage of a low voltage electric current through the brain
a mild comatose state; a coma from which the person can be roused by appropriate stimuli
a lack of sensibility
a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep
a trancelike state in which the person can follow instructions but voluntary action is weak or absent
unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia
desire to know, lust for learning, thirst for knowledge
curiosity that motivates investigation and study
interest, involvement
a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
curiousness, inquisitiveness
a state of active curiosity
confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
mental turmoil
daze, fog, haze
confusion characterized by lack of clarity
confusion resulting from lack of preparation
jamais vu
the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement
confusion resulting from failure to understand
trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
assurance, authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness
freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
certitude, cocksureness, overconfidence
total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant
reliance, trust
certainty based on past experience
arriere pensee, mental reservation, reservation
an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
distrust, misgiving, mistrust, suspicion
doubt about someone's honesty
disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, skepticism
doubt about the truth of something
indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution
doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case
an uncertain cognitive state
abstractedness, abstraction
preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored
Type of:
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

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