Definition of mindset in English:



  • usually in singular The established set of attitudes held by someone.

    ‘the region seems stuck in a medieval mindset’
    • ‘I guess what you get out of it depends on the mindset with which you approach it.’
    • ‘I really don't think that that is a fair indicator of the mindset of a people.’
    • ‘How typical of the mindset which has ruined state education for decades.’
    • ‘This mindset is summed up by a conversation I had this week with a friend.’
    • ‘My main idea was just to point out that the mindset of someone who would willingly die is not as alien as the media would have us believe.’
    • ‘There is something in the Indian mindset which makes us reluctant to pay for media.’
    • ‘We are still trapped in a destructive mindset, never mind the even-worse Americans.’
    • ‘It also changed forever the mindset of those who were present on that fateful day.’
    • ‘His mindset is to forget the US Open and get on with playing this week and the week after.’
    • ‘His mindset is characteristic of many smart young Americans, and matters a lot to the rest of us.’
    • ‘These terms are thrown about to create a mindset that justifies the actions of some nations.’
    • ‘Yet there is a mood and a mindset out there that will be hard to change.’
    • ‘What is less apparent is the effect the Scottish game will have on the mindset of the Irish team.’
    • ‘What a truly foul argument - and all too typical of the mindset of the British establishment.’
    • ‘It is simply lost in the mindset of its own prejudices and cannot find a way out.’
    • ‘It also says something about the psyche of the Newcastle manager and the mindset which he demands of his players.’
    • ‘The whole mindset of most of our people is simply not convincing that we mean business.’
    • ‘Job insecurity is a bigger factor in the mindset at the moment than for some time.’
    • ‘There's no guarantee that he's of a liberal mindset, no way of knowing what his reaction might be at all.’
    • ‘Still it is one way to address an appeal body with a different mindset - exclude them.’
    mind, mental processes, thought processes, way of thinking, cast of mind, frame of mind, turn of mind, mentality, persona, psyche, attitude(s), mental attitudes, make-up, character, disposition, temperament, temper, behaviour
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