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•tudeTo Color Application Id Setting Take Software Shareware Advanced - Card Out Designer Of Has Maker Facility  (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: Hoefner Rome Blog Italy 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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