Synonyms of mind in English:

mind


See definition of mind

noun

1‘my mind was full of dark thoughts’

SYNONYMS

brain, intelligence, intellect, intellectual capabilities, mental capacity, brains, brainpower, wits, wit, powers of reasoning, powers of comprehension, powers of thought, understanding, reasoning, judgement, sense, mentality, perception

head, imagination, subconscious, psyche, ego

informal grey matter, brainbox, brain cells

British informal loaf

North American informal smarts

South African informal kop

rare ratiocination

ANTONYMS

body

2‘he found it hard to keep his mind on the job’

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attention, thoughts, concentration, thinking, attentiveness

3‘the tragedy has affected her mind’

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sanity, mental balance, mental faculties, senses, wits, reason, reasoning, judgement, rationality

informal marbles

4‘his words stuck in her mind’

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memory, recollection, powers of recall

5‘one of the greatest minds of his time’

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intellect, thinker, brain, scholar, academic, intellectual, sage

6‘I've a mind to write in and complain’

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inclination, desire, wish, urge, notion, fancy, disposition, intention, intent, will, aim, purpose, design

7‘everyone was of the same mind’

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opinion, way of thinking, outlook, attitude, view, viewpoint, point of view, belief, judgement, thoughts, feeling, sentiment, persuasion


verb

1‘do you mind if I smoke?’

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care, object, be annoyed, be bothered, be troubled, be upset, be offended, take offence, be affronted, be resentful, disapprove, resent it, dislike it, look askance

informal care a damn, give a damn, care a toss, give a toss, care a hoot, give a hoot, give a monkey's, care a rap, give a rap, give a tinker's curse, give a tinker's damn

vulgar slang give a shit

2‘mind the step!’

SYNONYMS

be careful of, watch out for, look out for, beware of, take care with, be on one's guard for, be cautious of, be wary of, be watchful of, keep one's eyes open for

ANTONYMS

ignore, miss

3‘mind you wipe your feet before you come in’

SYNONYMS

be/make sure, be sure that, make sure that, take care that

remember to, be sure to, make sure to, don't forget to, take care to

ANTONYMS

forget

4‘she left her husband to mind the baby’

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look after, take care of, keep an eye on, attend to, care for, tend, watch, have charge of, take charge of, guard, protect

ANTONYMS

neglect

5‘mind what your mother says’

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pay attention to, take heed of, heed, pay heed to, attend to, take note of, take notice of, be heedful of, note, mark, concentrate on, listen to, observe, have regard for, respect, be mindful of

obey, follow, comply with, adhere to

archaic regard

ANTONYMS

disregard, take no notice of


Phrases

    be in two minds

      ‘I was in two minds whether to hit him’

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      be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, be hesitant, be ambivalent, hesitate, waver, vacillate, dither, be on the horns of a dilemma

      British

      haver, hum and haw

      Scottish

      swither

      informal

      dilly-dally, shilly-shally, blow hot and cold

    bear/keep in mind

      SYNONYMS

      remember, note, make a mental note of, be mindful of, do not forget, take into account, take into consideration, consider, take cognizance of, take note of, be cognizant of

    bring/call to mind

      ‘the smell brings to mind past similar experiences’

      SYNONYMS

      remind one of, cause one to remember, make one think of, put one in mind of, take one back to, bring to mind, call to mind, awake one's memories of, evoke, call up, conjure up, summon up

    change one's mind

      ‘at the last moment I changed my mind’

      SYNONYMS

      think again, think twice, have second thoughts, review one's position, come round

      reconsider

    cross one's mind

      ‘it never crossed his mind that this would upset her’

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      occur to one, come to one, come to mind, spring to mind, enter one's head, enter one's mind, strike one, hit one, dawn on one, come into one's consciousness, suggest itself

    give someone a piece of one's mind

      SYNONYMS

      reprimand, rebuke, scold, reprove, reproach, chastise, castigate, upbraid, berate, read someone the Riot Act, haul over the coals

      informal

      tell off, bawl out, blow up, give someone hell, give someone a talking-to, dress down, give someone a telling-off, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, give someone a row

      British informal

      tick off, carpet, monster, give someone a mouthful

      North American informal

      chew out

      British vulgar slang

      bollock

      North American vulgar slang

      chew someone's ass

    have something in mind

      ‘did you have anything specific in mind?’

      SYNONYMS

      think of, contemplate

      intend, aim, plan, design, propose, purpose, aspire, desire, want, wish, set out

    out of one's mind

      1‘if you think I'll agree to this you must be out of your mind!’

      SYNONYMS

      mad, insane, deranged, demented, not in one's right mind, non compos mentis, unbalanced, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, away with the fairies

      British

      sectionable

      informal

      crazy, mental, off one's head, out of one's head, off one's nut, nuts, nutty, off one's rocker, not right in the head, not quite right in the head, round the bend, raving mad, bats, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, off the wall, not all there, out to lunch, not right upstairs

      British informal

      barmy, crackers, barking, barking mad, round the twist, off one's trolley, not the full shilling

      North American informal

      buggy, nutsy, nutso, out of one's tree, meshuga, squirrelly, wacko

      NZ Canadian informal

      bushed

      NZ informal

      porangi

      2‘I've been out of my mind with worry’

      SYNONYMS

      frantic, beside oneself, berserk, distraught, in a frenzy

      informal

      crazy

    put someone in mind of

      SYNONYMS

      remind of, cause to remember, recall, conjure up, suggest, evoke, summon up, call up

      resemble, look like

    to my mind

      SYNONYMS

      in my opinion, in my view, as I see it, from my standpoint, personally, in my estimation, in my judgement, in my book, for my money, if you ask me

    mind out

      ‘mind out—there's a car coming’

      SYNONYMS

      take care, be careful, watch out, look out, beware, be on one's guard, be wary, be watchful, keep one's eyes open, be cautious

      Variant spelling mind
    never mind

      1‘never mind the cost’

      SYNONYMS

      don't bother about, pay no attention to, don't worry about, don't concern yourself with, disregard, forget, don't take into consideration, don't give a second thought to, don't think twice about

      2‘never mind, it's all right now’

      SYNONYMS

      don't apologize, forget it, don't worry about it, it doesn't matter, don't mention it, it's unimportant