mentality etymology

English word mentality comes from English mental, English -ity

Detailed word origin of mentality

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mental English (eng) (anatomy) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.. (biology) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure. (zoology) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile. (colloquial, UK, comparable) Enjoyable or fun, especially in a frenetic way.. (colloquial, comparable) Insane, mad, crazy.. Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
-ity English (eng) Used to form a noun from an adjective; especially, to form the noun referring to the state, property, or quality of conforming to the adjective's description.. Used to form other nouns, especially abstract nouns.
mentality English (eng) A mindset; a way of thinking.

Words with the same origin as mentality

Descendants of -ity
brutality capability complexity confidentiality creativity disability electricity homosexuality intensity maturity nationality nudity sensitivity sexuality