Definition of mindset in US English:



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

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