follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

mentally

[men-tl-ee] /ˈmɛn tl i/
adverb
1.
in or with the mind or intellect; intellectually.
2.
with regard to the mind.
Origin of mentally
1655-1665
1655-65; mental1 + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for mentally
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • On hearing this, I mentally advanced my portion to seventy-five per cent.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • I had to get mentally into harmony with the people and conditions I found about me.

  • Wagner at fifteen was a poet, and the energetic, suggestive music of Beethoven was mentally transformed into living personalities.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
  • Again and again he mentally repeated that he could not allow people to be poisoned.

  • Sarah Lewis was not mentally bright, and required close watching, which she certainly received at the Mannings'.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
Word Origin and History for mentally
adv.

1660s, from mental + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for mentally

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mentally

13
16
Scrabble Words With Friends