mentalist

[men-tl-ist]
noun
1.
a person who believes in or advocates mentalism.
2.
a person who believes that the mind and its functions are a legitimate area of psychological research.
3.
a mind reader, psychic, or fortuneteller.

Origin:
1780–90; mental1 + -ist

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mentalism (ˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
philosophy physicalism Compare idealism monism See also materialism the doctrine that mind is the fundamental reality and that objects of knowledge exist only as aspects of the subject's consciousness
 
'mentalist
 
n
 
mental'istic
 
adj
 
mental'istically
 
adv

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mentalist
1790, from mental + -ist.
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Example sentences for mentalist
The stage mentalist ostensibly mimics these supernatural behaviours by natural means.
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