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at·ti·tude

 (ăt′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1.
a. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition: has a positive attitude about work; kept a dignified attitude throughout the crisis.
b. Arrogant or aggressive disposition or behavior: One customer with a lot of attitude really tried my patience.
2.
a. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude. See Synonyms at posture.
b. A position similar to an arabesque in which a ballet dancer stands on one leg with the other raised either in front or in back and bent at the knee.
3.
a. The orientation of an aircraft's axes relative to a reference line or plane, such as the horizon.
b. The orientation of a spacecraft relative to its direction of motion.

[French, from Italian attitudine, from Late Latin aptitūdō, aptitūdin-, faculty; see aptitude.]

at′ti·tu′di·nal (-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
at′ti·tu′di·nal·ly adv.

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: don't give me attitude, my girl.
5. (Aeronautics) the orientation of an aircraft's axes in relation to some plane, esp the horizontal. See also axis11
6. (Astronautics) the orientation of a spacecraft in relation to its direction of motion
7. (Ballet) ballet a classical position in which the body is upright and one leg raised and bent behind
[C17: from French, from Italian attitudine disposition, from Late Latin aptitūdō fitness, from Latin aptus apt]
ˌattiˈtudinal adj

at•ti•tude

(ˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. manner, disposition, feeling, position: a cheerful attitude.
2. position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.: a threatening attitude.
3. the inclination of the three principal axes of an aircraft relative to the wind, to the ground, etc.
4. Slang. a testy, uncooperative disposition.
[1660–70; < French < Italian attitudine < Late Latin aptitūdō aptitude]
at`ti•tu′di•nal, adj.
syn: See position.

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.

attitude

A pose on one leg with corresponding arm open to side or back, other leg extended to back at 90° with knee bent, corresponding arm raised above head. The raised leg has heel touching supporting leg and the same arm as the supporting leg raised above head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain waysattitude - 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"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
acceptance, credence - the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
culture - the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; "the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture"
defensive, defensive attitude - an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
hardball - a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics; "they play hardball in the Senate"
high horse - an attitude of arrogant superiority; "get off your high horse and admit you are wrong"
southernism - an attitude characteristic of Southerners (especially in the US)
mentality, mindset, mind-set, outlook - a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
paternalism - the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
stance, posture, position - a rationalized mental attitude
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
tolerance - willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
esteem, respect, regard - an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"
disrespect - a disrespectful mental attitude
reverence - a reverent mental attitude
irreverence - an irreverent mental attitude
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
2.attitude - the arrangement of the body and its limbsattitude - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
order arms - a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command
bodily property - an attribute of the body
ballet position - classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet
decubitus - a reclining position (as in a bed)
eversion - the position of being turned outward; "the eversion of the foot"
lithotomy position - a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination
lotus position - a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga
missionary position - a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples
pose - a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
presentation - (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
ectopia - abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
asana - (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
guard - a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"
sprawling, sprawl - an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
stance - standing posture
tuck - (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
3.attitude - a theatrical pose created for effectattitude - a theatrical pose created for effect; "the actor struck just the right attitude"
affectation, affectedness, mannerism, pose - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
4.attitude - position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)
orientation - position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
trim - attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

attitude

noun
2. manner, air, condition, bearing, aspect, carriage, disposition, demeanour, mien (literary) He has a gentle attitude.
3. position, bearing, pose, stance, carriage, posture scenes of the king in various attitudes of worshipping

attitude

noun
1. The way in which one is placed or arranged:
2. The way in which a person holds or carries his or her body:
3. A frame of mind affecting one's thoughts or behavior:
4. A general cast of mind with regard to something:
Translations
مَوْقِفمَوقِفوَضعِيَّه، هَيْئَه
postojpózapřístupstanoviskonázor
holdningindstillingstilling
asenne
stav
hozzáállás
afstaîa, viîhorfstelling
態度
태도
pozapožiūris
attieksmenostājapozastāja
pozíciastanovisko
odnosstališče
attityd
ทัศนคติ ความเห็น
thái độ

attitude

[ˈætɪtjuːd]
A. N
1. (= way of behaving) → actitud f
you won't get anywhere with that attitudeno vas a conseguir nada con esa actitud
I don't like your attitudeno me gusta tu actitud
his attitude towards or to me has changedsu actitud con respecto a mí ha cambiado
if that's your attitudesi te pones en ese plan
attitude of minddisposición f de ánimo
2. (= position, posture)
2.1. (mental) → postura f
the government's attitude is negativela postura del gobierno es negativa
what's your attitude to this?¿cuál es tu postura a este respeto?
2.2. (physical) (= posture) → postura f, pose f
to strike or adopt an attitudeadoptar una pose
3. (esp US) (= spirit) women with attitudemujeres fpl con carácter, mujeres f con personalidad
don't give me attitude, girl!¡no te me pongas de morros, guapa!
B. CPD attitude problem N to have an attitude problemtener un problema de actitud

attitude

[ˈætɪtjuːd] n
(= behaviour) → attitude f, manière f
I really don't like your attitude! → Je n'aime pas du tout ton attitude!
attitude of mind → disposition f d'esprit
(= point of view, outlook) → attitude f
attitude to → attitude envers
(aggressive or assertive style) with attitude → qui a du caractère
women with attitude → des femmes qui ont du caractère
kids with attitude → des gamins qui ont du caractère
(= posture) → pose f, attitude f

attitude

n
(= way of thinking)Einstellung f(to, towards zu); (= way of acting, manner)Haltung f(to, towards gegenüber); attitude of mindGeisteshaltung f; I don’t like your attitudeich bin mit dieser Einstellung überhaupt nicht einverstanden; (= manner)ich bin mit Ihrem Benehmen überhaupt nicht einverstanden; well, if that’s your attitudeja, wenn du SO denkst; women with attitudekämpferische Frauen
(= way of standing)Haltung f; to strike a defensive attitudein Verteidigungsstellung gehen
(in ballet) → Attitüde f
(Aviat, Space) → Lage f

attitude

[ˈætɪtjuːd] n (view) → atteggiamento; (posture) → posa; (opinion) attitude (towards)punto di vista (nei confronti di)
attitude of mind → modo di pensare
if that's your attitude → se la prendi così

attitude

(ˈӕtitjuːd) noun
1. a way of thinking or acting etc. What is your attitude to politics?
2. a position of the body. The artist painted the model in various attitudes.

attitude

مَوْقِف postoj holdning Einstellung συμπεριφορά actitud asenne attitude stav atteggiamento 態度 태도 houding innstilling nastawienie atitude отношение attityd ทัศนคติ ความเห็น tavır thái độ 态度

at·ti·tude

n. actitud;
___ of health personnel___ del personal de salud;
___ toward death___ frente a la muerte.

attitude

n actitud f
References in classic literature ?
President and gentlemen," he began, assuming a parliamentary attitude and tone, "I wish to propose the admission of a new member--one who highly deserves the honor, would be deeply grateful for it, and would add immensely to the spirit of the club, the literary value of the paper, and be no end jolly and nice.
Doctor Parcival began talking of George Willard's attitude toward men.
She was a spare, tall woman, a little stooped, and she was apt to carry her head thrust forward in an attitude of attention, as if she were looking at something, or listening to something, far away.
His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him.
He even suffered their hands to meet, without betraying the least emotion, or varying his riveted attitude of attention.
He then leaned one elbow upon the piano, and, crossing one foot over the other, remained standing in an attitude he remembered to have seen in the pages of an illustrated paper as portraying the hero in some drawing-room scene.
He stared at Hepzibah a moment, as an elder customer than himself would have been likely enough to do, not knowing what to make of the tragic attitude and queer scowl wherewith she regarded him.
With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings.
She threw back her head; she had clearly, by this time, and very honestly, adopted an attitude.
So he flew down and got that acorn, and fetched it up and dropped it in, and was just tilting his head back, with the heavenliest smile on his face, when all of a sudden he was paralyzed into a listening attitude and that smile faded gradually out of his countenance like breath off'n a razor, and the queerest look of surprise took its place.
She would go and fawn upon him slavelike--for this would have to be her attitude, of course--and maybe she would find that time had modified him, and that he would be glad to see his long-forgotten old nurse and treat her gently.
Hannah showed the result of this attitude somewhat, being a trifle careworn in face and sharp in manner; but she was a self-contained, well-behaved, dependable child, and that is the reason her aunts had invited her to Riverboro to be a member of their family and participate in all the advantages of their loftier position in the world.