Definition of "mindset" []

  • A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations. (noun)
  • An inclination or a habit. (noun)
  • The ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp when these are seen as being difficult to alter (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mindset" in a sentence
  • "Eli, helpfully, makes it clear where the difference in mindset is when he discusses parents in the inner city who have the fortitude to raise children who can actually make an effort to tale advantage of an education: the fact that they possess the parenting fortitude their ghetto-peers do not is for me no greater emergency than that of the “left behind”."
  • "It takes a certain mindset to enjoy doing this, and I suspect that mindset is different from non-screen-readers."
  • "This mindset is a big shift from just a few years ago."