Mental vs Alienist - What's the difference?

mental | alienist |


As nouns the difference between mental and alienist

is that mental is (zoology) a plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile while alienist is an expert in mental illness, especially with reference to legal ramifications.

As a adjective mental

is of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.

mental

English

(wikipedia mental)

Adjective

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  • 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.
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  • (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

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    alienist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An expert in mental illness, especially with reference to legal ramifications.
  • * 1923 , Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Creeping Man’, Norton (2005), page 1644
  • “Speaking as a medical man,” said I, “it appears to be a case for an alienist . The old gentleman's cerebral processes were disturbed by the love affair.”
  • * 1927 , , Arrow, 2008, page 72
  • There was probably not an alienist in the land who, having listened so far, would not have sprung at George and held him down with one hand while with the other he signed the necessary certificate of lunacy. But Molly Waddington saw deeper into the matter.
  • (obsolete) A psychiatrist or psychologist.
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