Mental vs Inward - What's the difference?

mental | inward |


As adjectives the difference between mental and inward

is that mental is of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process while inward is situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.

As nouns the difference between mental and inward

is that mental is (zoology) a plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile while inward is (obsolete|chiefly|in the plural) that which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.

As a adverb inward is

towards the inside.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mental

English

(wikipedia mental)

Adjective

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  • Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
  • *
  • *:“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.
  • :
  • 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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    inward

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
  • (obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
  • *, II.3:
  • *:There is nothing can be added unto the daintinesse of Fulvius'' wives death, who was so inward with ''Augustus .
  • * Bible, Job xix. 19
  • All my inward friends abhorred me.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.

    Derived terms

    * inwards * inwardly * inwardness

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward . — Milton.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
  • * Milton
  • Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) The mental faculties.
  • (obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I was an inward of his.
    (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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