Definition of mentalité in English:

mentalité

noun

  • The attitude of a person or group of people to the world and their conception of their place within it.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Historical Review. From French mentalité the quality or condition of that which is mental, modes of thought, beliefs, morals, etc., characteristic of a particular group, either from mentality or independently from mental + -ité.

Pronunciation

mentalité

/mɛntalɪˈteɪ/