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mentalist

[men-tl-ist] /ˈmɛn tl ɪst/
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
1780-1790
1780-90; mental1 + -ist
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  • The stage mentalist ostensibly mimics these supernatural behaviours by natural means.
Word Origin and History for mentalist
n.

1782, from mental + -ist. Originally in reference to artistic taste; philosophical sense (from mentalism) is from 1900. Related: mentalistic.

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