Mental vs Alive - What's the difference?

mental | alive |


As a noun mental

is moron.

As an adjective alive is

having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.

mental

English

(wikipedia mental)

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
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  • *:“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera,, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Ian Sample
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=34, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains , passage=Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.}}
  • Insane, mad, crazy.
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  • Enjoyable; fun.
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  • (lb) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.
  • :
  • (lb) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure.
  • Synonyms

    * genial (in the sense referring to the chin) * genian (in the sense referring to the chin)

    Derived terms

    * extramental * intermental * intramental * mentalese * mentalist * mentality * mentally * mental age * mental block * mental disease * mental home * mental patient

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    alive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
  • In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent
  • to keep the fire alive'; to keep the affections ' alive .
  • Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
  • The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- .
  • Sprightly; lively; brisk.
  • Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
  • Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- .
  • As intensifier, of all living.
  • Northumberland was the proudest man alive . --.

    Usage notes

    * As intensifier, used colloquially "man alive!", "sakes alive!". * Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.

    Antonyms

    * dead

    Derived terms

    * alive and kicking * aliveness * Christ alive * dead or alive * eat someone alive * keep hope alive * man alive * snakes alive

    Anagrams

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