mental attitude


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Noun1.mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain waysmental attitude - 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
References in classic literature ?
What that mental attitude was capable of, in the way of an elegant, yet plain-spoken, and life-like delineation of men's moods and manners, as also in the way of determining those moods and manners themselves to all that was lively, unaffected, and harmonious, can be seen nowhere better than in Mr.
You will pardon my candor, but it is necessary that you understand my mental attitude toward this particular story--that you may credit that which fol-lows.
I recognize the fact, of course, that I am not in a position to judge or to understand the mental attitude of one who, like yourself, has suffered and passed through great crises.
This discourse offers us an analysis of their mental attitude.
Rachel prided herself on always speaking her mind; she proceeded to speak it now, having adjusted her mental attitude to this amazing piece of news.
His pursuit of the murderers had not been characterized by excessive speed; but rather more in keeping with his mental attitude, which was marked by a dogged determination to require from the Germans more than an eye for an eye and more than a tooth for a tooth, the element of time entering but slightly into his calculations.
I cannot truthfully describe my mental attitude as acquiescence and far less cheerful acquiescence," grumbled Summerlee over his pipe.
A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence
CHESTER City manager Ian Rush is insisting that his players adopt the correct mental attitude for this afternoon's first round tie at Stafford Rangers.
A positive mental attitude is essential for your wife's recovery.
The quality of his physio work has clearly helped get players back in action quickly, but his positive mental attitude has probably helped ensure that players are mentally less likely to spend time on the sidelines.
He met more than 200 primary schoolchildren at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff yesterday to lead a master class on basketball techniques and positive mental attitude.