Synonyms of mind in English:


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1‘my mind was full of dark thoughts’

brain, intelligence, intellect, intellectual capabilities, mental capacity, brains, brainpower, wits, wit, powers of reasoning, powers of comprehension, powers of thought, understanding, reasoning, judgement, sense, mentality, perception
head, imagination, subconscious, psyche, ego
informal grey matter, brainbox, brain cells
British informal loaf
North American informal smarts
South African informal kop
rare ratiocination


2‘he found it hard to keep his mind on the job’

attention, thoughts, concentration, thinking, attentiveness

3‘the tragedy has affected her mind’

sanity, mental balance, mental faculties, senses, wits, reason, reasoning, judgement, rationality
informal marbles

4‘his words stuck in her mind’

memory, recollection, powers of recall

5‘one of the greatest minds of his time’

intellect, thinker, brain, scholar, academic, intellectual, sage

6‘I've a mind to write in and complain’

inclination, desire, wish, urge, notion, fancy, disposition, intention, intent, will, aim, purpose, design

7‘everyone was of the same mind’

opinion, way of thinking, outlook, attitude, view, viewpoint, point of view, belief, judgement, thoughts, feeling, sentiment, persuasion


1‘do you mind if I smoke?’

care, object, be annoyed, be bothered, be troubled, be upset, be offended, take offence, be affronted, be resentful, disapprove, resent it, dislike it, look askance
informal care a damn, give a damn, care a toss, give a toss, care a hoot, give a hoot, give a monkey's, care a rap, give a rap, give a tinker's curse, give a tinker's damn
vulgar slang give a shit

2‘mind the step!’

be careful of, watch out for, look out for, beware of, take care with, be on one's guard for, be cautious of, be wary of, be watchful of, keep one's eyes open for

ignore, miss

3‘mind you wipe your feet before you come in’

be sure, make sure, be sure that, make sure that, see, see that, take care that
remember to, be sure to, make sure to, don't forget to, take care to


4‘she left her husband to mind the baby’

look after, take care of, keep an eye on, attend to, care for, tend, watch, have charge of, take charge of, guard, protect


5‘mind what your mother says’

pay attention to, take heed of, heed, pay heed to, attend to, take note of, take notice of, be heedful of, note, mark, concentrate on, listen to, observe, have regard for, respect, be mindful of
obey, follow, comply with, adhere to
archaic regard

disregard, take no notice of


    cross one's mind

    ‘it never crossed his mind that this would upset her’

    occur to one, come to one, come to mind, spring to mind, enter one's head, enter one's mind, strike one, hit one, dawn on one, come into one's consciousness, suggest itself
    put someone in mind of

    remind of, cause to remember, recall, conjure up, suggest, evoke, summon up, call up
    resemble, look like
    mind out

    ‘mind out—there's a car coming’

    take care, be careful, watch out, look out, beware, be on one's guard, be wary, be watchful, keep one's eyes open, be cautious
    out of one's mind

    1‘if you think I'll agree to this you must be out of your mind!’

    mad, insane, deranged, demented, not in one's right mind, non compos mentis, unbalanced, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare
    British sectionable
    informal crazy, mental, off one's head, out of one's head, off one's nut, nuts, nutty, off one's rocker, not right in the head, not quite right in the head, round the bend, raving mad, bats, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, off the wall, not all there, out to lunch, not right upstairs
    British informal barmy, batty, crackers, barking, barking mad, round the twist, off one's trolley, not the full shilling, away with the fairies
    North American informal buggy, nutsy, nutso, out of one's tree, meshuga, squirrelly, wacko
    Canadian, New Zealand informal bushed
    New Zealand informal porangi

    2‘I've been out of my mind with worry’

    frantic, beside oneself, berserk, distraught, in a frenzy
    informal crazy
    give someone a piece of one's mind

    reprimand, rebuke, scold, reprove, reproach, chastise, castigate, upbraid, berate, read someone the Riot Act, haul over the coals
    informal tell off, bawl out, blow up, give someone hell, give someone a talking-to, dress down, give someone a telling-off, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, give someone a row
    British informal tick off, carpet, monster, give someone a mouthful
    North American informal chew out
    British vulgar slang bollock, tear someone a new arsehole, rip someone a new arsehole
    North American vulgar slang chew someone's ass, tear someone a new asshole, rip someone a new asshole
    to my mind

    in my opinion, in my view, as I see it, to my way of thinking, according to my way of thinking, from my standpoint, personally, in my estimation, in my judgement, in my book, for my money, if you ask me
    bear in mind

    remember, note, make a mental note of, be mindful of, do not forget, take into account, take into consideration, consider, take cognizance of, take note of, be cognizant of
    never mind

    1‘never mind the cost’

    don't bother about, pay no attention to, don't worry about, don't concern yourself with, disregard, forget, don't take into consideration, don't give a second thought to, don't think twice about

    2‘never mind, it's all right now’

    don't apologize, forget it, don't worry about it, it doesn't matter, don't mention it, it's unimportant
    be in two minds

    ‘I was in two minds whether to hit him’

    be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, be hesitant, be ambivalent, hesitate, waver, vacillate, dither, be on the horns of a dilemma
    British haver, hum and haw
    Scottish swither
    informal dilly-dally, shilly-shally, blow hot and cold
    change one's mind

    ‘at the last moment I changed my mind’

    reconsider, think again, think twice, have second thoughts, review one's position, come round
    have something in mind

    ‘did you have anything specific in mind?’

    think of, contemplate
    intend, aim, plan, design, propose, purpose, aspire, desire, want, wish, set out