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 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)

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.

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

How to pronounce attitude?

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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. Gerhard Schwarz:

    We are in an environment where you have a lot of volatility in the market and there is a Federal Reserve meeting, which may provide further hints about a U.S. rate hike cycle. The market is still in a wait-and-see attitude.

  2. Thomas Troward:

    We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.

  3. Jerry Bostick:

    It was a can-do attitude, we were very sober and somber in what we were doing. We took it very seriously. We worked very hard. But at the same time it was fun, we really didn't think of it as a job, even though we were working twelve hours a day at least, six days a week. We didn't understand the magnitude of what we were doing, the gee-whiz aspects.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We are ready to work together with Europe, Africa and other places in order to fight extremist Islam. But this necessitates a change in attitude, and this change will take time. But we will bring it about.

  5. Eddie Jones:

    I have been pleased with the hard work and attitude the squad have shown since Italy, everyone wants to be on the field on Saturday so there were some tough selection calls. Elliot Daly has impressed in training and is now ready to be part of the matchday 23.

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