Definition of Mental block

1. Noun. An inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension. "I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block"

Exact synonyms: Block
Generic synonyms: Inability
Specialized synonyms: Writer's Block
Derivative terms: Block

Definition of Mental block

1. Noun. (psychology) Repression of painful thoughts. ¹

2. Noun. (psychology) Inability to continue a train of thought. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Block

mental aberration
mental ability
mental abnormality
mental age
mental ages
mental agraphia
mental anguish
mental apparatus
mental asylum
mental attitude
mental balance
mental block (current term)
mental branches of mental nerve
mental breakdown
mental canal
mental capacity
mental case
mental competency
mental confusion
mental defectiveness
mental deficiency
mental disease
mental disorder
mental disorders
mental disorders diagnosed in childhood
mental disturbance

Literary usage of Mental block

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Regional anesthesia by Gaston Labat (1922)
"at least the dental block on one side and the mental block on the other, ... mental block (Blocking of the Mental Nerve) The mental nerve is blocked at the ..."

2. Content Area Reading: A Heuristic Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1990)
"Too much tension, however, causes mental block. Share these suggestions with students to help them avoid excessive anxiety: • Get a good night's sleep ..."

3. Equipped for the Future: A Customer-Driven Vision for Adult Literacy by Sondra Gayle Stein (1996)
"... embarrassed, and ashamed. l was once told that there was no reason why l could not learn to read, it was just that l had a mental block. l believed this ..."

4. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1872)
"... to the knowledge which constitutes the mental Block of a man of erudition. Influence of Educational Endowments. How are we to account for this ..."

5. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"Could it really be that by removing our mental block it would turn the whole country upside down? Surely it is nonsense to think of the entire nation as if ..."

6. Block anesthesia and allied subjects: With Special Chapters on the Maxillary by Arthur Ervin Smith (1920)
"(Usually accompanies mental block injection.) 2 and 3 represent areas of anesthesia produced by injecting solution below and distal to apices of right and ..."

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