What does attitude mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Attitudenoun

    The posture or action in which a statue or painted figure is placed.

    Etymology: attitude, Fr. from atto, Ital.

    Bernini would have taken his opinion upon the beauty and attitude of a figure. Matthew Prior, Dedication.

    They were famous originals that gave rise to statues, with the same air, posture, and attitudes. Addison.

Wikipedia

  1. Attitude

    Attitude is a song by American rock band Alien Ant Farm. It was included on their second studio album, "ANThology," and hit number 66 on the UK Singles chart.

ChatGPT

  1. attitude

    Attitude is a person's internal mental state, composed of beliefs, feelings, and values, toward an idea, situation, object, or person, which influences their behavior or response towards them. It can range from positive, negative, or neutral.

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

Wikidata

  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. Donald Trump:

    This lively sport reflects our national spirit and our can-do attitude. At every NASCAR race, you will see thousands of patriotic Americans, from the grandstands to the pit stalls, proudly waving our flag and roaring with joy at the words,' Start your engines,'.

  2. Clarence E. Hodges:

    For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.

  3. Zig Ziglar:

    It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.

  4. Kim Campbell:

    It's a very uplifting film, and funny. It's about love and family, having a good attitude and Glen's music.

  5. Pena Nieto:

    Given what happened after this meeting( with President Trump), clearly our bilateral relationship can not be defined by murmurs like those that took place yesterday, our relationship needs to be based on searching for ways to generate mutual respect, build confidence and work with a positive attitude. I can say that I saw that willingness in President Trump.

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  • Eno Asuquo
    Eno Asuquo
    attitude is everything, so more attention should be given to it.
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