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|Noun||1.||mental 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"|
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
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
disrespect - a disrespectful mental attitude
reverence - a reverent mental attitude
irreverence - an irreverent mental attitude
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs