What does attitude mean?

Definitions for attitude
ˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudat·ti·tude

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attitude.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attitude, mental attitudenoun

    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, attitudenoun

    the arrangement of the body and its limbs

    "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

  3. attitudenoun

    a theatrical pose created for effect

    "the actor struck just the right attitude"

  4. attitudenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. attitudenoun

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

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

  2. attitudenoun

    Disposition or state of mind.

    ... but had a lazy attitude to work.

  3. attitudenoun

    A negative, irritating, or irritated attitude; posturing.

  4. attitudenoun

    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. attitudenoun

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

  6. attitudeverb

    To act with a strong attitude.

  7. attitudeverb

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

  8. attitudeverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attitudenoun

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

  2. Attitudenoun

    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. Attitudenoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attitude

    at′ti-tūd, n. posture, or position: gesture: any condition of things or relation of persons viewed as expressing some thought, feeling, &c.—adj. Attitud′inal.—n. Attitudinā′rian, one who studies attitudes.—v.i. Attitud′inise, to assume affected attitudes.—n. Attitudinī′ser.—To strike an attitude, to assume a position or figure to indicate a feeling or emotion not really felt. [Fr. or It. from L. aptitudin-em, aptus, fit.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. attitude

    To behave, think or feel.

    They had an attitude of absolute love and respect towards each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  2. attitude

    To use the ability and quality of intelligent thought.

    The attitude of the young people at the youth club is amazing, they are so intelligent and responsible.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 1, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of attitude in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Blakeman:

    You'd be amazed by how much a good support group can influence a good attitude.

  2. Sharon Tate:

    They’re telling her story as a woman aside from the murders. Kate is going to capture Sharon’s heart, feeling and attitude, there is no one that’s ever going to look like Sharon.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    You've got to rule over life and its challenges with positive mind, positive words, (motivations and inspirations), positive attitude and unyielding spirit or faith. Otherwise, life and its challenges will have no other option than to rule over you and mind you, that will be at your own detriment. -Emeasoba George

  4. Central Americans:

    They didnt like our food, you have to make exceptions for them. They want rice, meat sandwiches, they want pizza. ... That attitude is not welcome in migrant shelters.

  5. Alexei Sorokin:

    We are organizing World Cup 2018 in Russia, whether someone has an attitude towards that or not. World Cup 2018 will be in Russia in 2018, world Cup 2018 was the will of the then deciding body in FIFA... we still think that we had a very good, sound bid. We had a great concept and story to tell and we are implementing World Cup 2018 now.

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