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Definition of "state of mind" [state of mind]

  • The psychological state of someone's cognitive processes at a certain time; the condition or character of a person's thoughts or feelings. (noun)

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Use "state of mind" in a sentence
  • "I sometimes refer to a state of mind or body that I call “visual-motor ecstasy.”"
  • "From this state of mind he had been won by the tact of the commanding general, and now, as he approached the first battle in which he was to command a brigade, he wrote reassuringly to Mrs. Cobb: Do not be uneasy about my being 'rash.'"
  • "Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihályi identifies flow as a special state of mind in which there is total absorption for a period of time in a given activity."