1. the established set of attitudes held by someone.
  2. a person’s way of thinking and their opinions
  3. the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp when these are seen as being difficult to alter
  4. an attitude, disposition, or mood.
  5. an intention or inclination.
  6. a fixed state of mind
  7. a mental attitude, habit, tendency or inclination


also mind-set, “habits of mind formed by previous experience,” 1920, in educators’ jargon, from mind (n.) + set (v.).


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