attitude

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
at•ti•tude  /ˈætɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. manner or way one thinks about, behaves toward, or feels toward someone or something:a cheerful attitude.
  2. position or posture of the body: knelt in a prayerful attitude.
  3. Aeronauticsthe way in which an aircraft is lined up esp. with respect to the horizon.
  4. Informal Terms[Slang.]a testy, uncooperative disposition:[usually: an + ~]has too much attitude and not enough ability.
at•ti•tu•di•nal /ˌætɪˈtudənəl, -ˈtyud-/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
at•ti•tudeMaggies And Allie Allie And Project  (ati to̅o̅d′, -tyo̅o̅d′),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing;
    tendency or orientation, esp. of the mind:a negative attitude; group attitudes.
  2. position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.:a threatening attitude; a relaxed attitude.
  3. Aeronauticsthe inclination of the three principal axes of an aircraft relative to the wind, to the ground, etc.
  4. Music and Dance[Ballet.]a pose in which the dancer stands on one leg, the other bent behind.
at′ti•tudi•nal, adj. 
  • Late Latin aptitūdini- (stem of aptitūdō) aptitude
  • Italian attitudine
  • French
  • 1660–70
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  position. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

attitude /ˈætɪˌtjuːd/ n
  1. the way a person views something or tends to behave towards it, often in an evaluative way
  2. a theatrical pose created for effect (esp in the phrase strike an attitude)
  3. a position of the body indicating mood or emotion
  4. informal a hostile manner: Boston University Alcohol Bu Patrols Today don't give me attitude, my girl
  5. the orientation of an aircraft's axes in relation to some plane, esp the horizontal
  6. the orientation of a spacecraft in relation to its direction of motion
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Italian attitudine disposition, from Late Latin aptitūdō fitness, from Latin aptus apt

ˌattiˈtudinal adj



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Collocations: has (such) a [poor, friendly, relaxed, pleasant, annoying] attitude, you have an attitude [problem, issue], a [negative, bad, positive] attitude towards [women, politicians, the plan], more...

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