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state of mind

noun [C]  /ˈsteɪt əv ˈmɑɪnd/ us  
a person's mood and the effect that mood has on the person’s thinking and behavior: I was not in the right state of mind to laugh at his jokes.
Translations of “state of mind”
in Russian состояние, настроение…
in Turkish ruh hâli, ruhsal durum…
in Polish stan ducha, nastrój…
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