Definitions for Attitudeˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•ti•tude*ˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. manner, disposition, feeling, position:

    a cheerful attitude.

  2. position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.:

    a threatening attitude.

  3. the inclination of the three principal axes of an aircraft relative to the wind, to the ground, etc.

    Category: Aeronautics

  4. Slang.a testy, uncooperative disposition.

    Category: Informal

* Syn: See position.

Origin of attitude:

1660–70; < F < It attitudine < LL aptitūdōaptitude

at`ti•tu′di•nal(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attitude, mental attitude(noun)

    a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

    "he had the attitude that work was fun"

  2. position, posture, attitude(noun)

    the arrangement of the body and its limbs

    "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

  3. attitude(noun)

    a theatrical pose created for effect

    "the actor struck just the right attitude"

  4. attitude(noun)

    position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. attitude(noun)ˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

    a way of thinking, an opinion

    a positive attitude toward life; different attitudes to children

Wiktionary

  1. attitude(Noun)

    The position of the body or way of carrying oneself; posture.

    The ballet dancer walked with a graceful attitude, ...

  2. attitude(Noun)

    Disposition or state of mind.

    ... but had a lazy attitude to work.

  3. attitude(Noun)

    A negative, irritating, or irritated attitude; posturing.

  4. attitude(Noun)

    The orientation of an aircraft or other vehicle relative to the horizon, direction of motion etc.

    The airliner had to land with a nose-up attitude after the incident.

  5. attitude(Noun)

    A position similar to arabesque, but with the raised leg bent at the knee.

  6. attitude(Verb)

    To act with a strong attitude.

  7. attitude(Verb)

    To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.

  8. attitude(Verb)

    To express an attitude through one's posture, bearing, tone of voice, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attitude(noun)

    the posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue

  2. Attitude(noun)

    the posture or position of a person or an animal, or the manner in which the parts of his body are disposed; position assumed or studied to serve a purpose; as, a threatening attitude; an attitude of entreaty

  3. Attitude(noun)

    fig.: Position as indicating action, feeling, or mood; as, in times of trouble let a nation preserve a firm attitude; one's mental attitude in respect to religion

Freebase

  1. Attitude

    An attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a person, place, thing, or event. Prominent psychologist Gordon Allport once described attitudes "the most distinctive and indispensable concept in contemporary social psychology.". Attitude can be formed from a person's past and present. In lay language, attitude may refer to the distinct concept of mood, or be especially synonymous with teenage rebellion.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Attitude

    An enduring, learned predisposition to behave in a consistent way toward a given class of objects, or a persistent mental and/or neural state of readiness to react to a certain class of objects, not as they are but as they are conceived to be.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. attitude

    The position of a body as determined by the inclination of the axes to some frame of reference. If not otherwise specified, this frame of reference is fixed to the Earth.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Attitude' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1773

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Attitude' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1648

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Attitude' in Nouns Frequency: #408


Translations for Attitude

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

attitude(noun)

a way of thinking or acting etc

What is your attitude to politics?

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