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.
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"
position, posture, attitudenoun
the arrangement of the body and its limbs
"he assumed an attitude of surrender"
a theatrical pose created for effect
"the actor struck just the right attitude"
position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)
The position of the body or way of carrying oneself; posture.
The ballet dancer walked with a graceful attitude, ...
Disposition or state of mind.
... but had a lazy attitude to work.
A negative, irritating, or irritated attitude; posturing.
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.
A position similar to arabesque, but with the raised leg bent at the knee.
To act with a strong attitude.
To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.
To express an attitude through one's posture, bearing, tone of voice, etc.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
the posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
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
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
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
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
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
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.
To behave, think or feel.
They had an attitude of absolute love and respect towards each other.
Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'attitude' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1773
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'attitude' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1648
Rank popularity for the word 'attitude' in Nouns Frequency: #408
The numerical value of attitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of attitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The 21st century is a time of cooperation, not a time of resistance, we must use a healthy attitude, a positive attitude to welcome the age of cooperation between our two sides.
The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Consumer attitude is one thing, but the government attitude is even more important.
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts.... We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
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Translations for attitude
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- стойка, отношение, становище, позаBulgarian
- actitud, posituraCatalan, Valencian
- attitude, holdning, indstilling, positurDanish
- Haltung, EinstellungGerman
- προδιάθεση, διάθεση, στάσηGreek
- postura, actitudSpanish
- olemus, suhtautuminen, attitude, asenneFinnish
- posture, état d'espritFrench
- seasamhScottish Gaelic
- អាកប្បកិរិយា, អត្តចរិតKhmer
- waiaro, tūrangaMāori
- attitude, humeur, houdingDutch
- stosunek, nastawieniePolish
- atitude, posturaPortuguese
- poziție, postură, atitudineRomanian
- оса́нка, по́за, отноше́ниеRussian
- inställning, attitydSwedish
- Thái độVietnamese
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