Definitions of attitude

  1. position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference ( the horizon or direction of motion)
  2. a theatrical pose created for effect; " the actor struck just the right attitude"
  3. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; " he assumed an attitude of surrender"
  4. 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"
  5. The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue.
  6. The posture or position of a person or an animal, or the manner in which the parts of his body are disposed; position assumed or studied to serve a purpose; as, a threatening attitude; an attitude of entreaty.
  7. Fig.: Position as indicating action, feeling, or mood; as, in times of trouble let a nation preserve a firm attitude; one's mental attitude in respect to religion.
  8. An enduring, learned predisposition to behave in a consistent way toward a given class of objects, or a persistent mental and/ or neural state of readiness to react to a certain class of objects, not as they are but as they are conceived to be.
  9. Bodily position or posture; the bearing assumed by a person which shows or indicates his feeling, opinions, or intuitions; pose.
  10. Posture; position of the body and limbs.
  11. Posture or position: gesture.
  13. Posture.
  14. Position of the body, as suggesting some thought, feeling, or action.
  15. State of mind, behavior, or conduct.
  16. The posture or position of the body or a figure, as appropriate to some affection or action; hearing; gesture; posture of things as well as persons as possessing significance.
  17. Position of persons or things; posture.

Usage examples for attitude

  1. His colonel's attitude astonished him. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  2. His attitude said as much. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  3. No attitude whatever; I know nothing of such, one way or the other. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  4. This sovereign assumed a similar attitude towards the Catholics of England as well. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  5. " It was to explain your attitude towards people. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  6. But I might say, since you take this attitude, that I don't care to answer any more questions until you discover something that might give you the right to ask them. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  7. The attitude is simple; we are not taken seriously. – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  8. I remember his attitude perfectly. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  9. But Hugh hoped that his attitude of curiosity and wonder could find food for high- hearted reflection even there. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. " Quite a new attitude of mind to you, isn't it, Doctor? – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  11. And so their attitude towards animals is but an example of their attitude to each other. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  12. Sir, I knew you in other days when you were happy; then you gave me good advice, will you now permit me- The old man folded his arms in an attitude of attention. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  13. He is in perfect sympathy with our attitude. – The Man from Home by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson
  14. It was a happy way to go- merely to stop breathing, as her attitude and expression show she did. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  15. Hugh paused for a moment after making this grand speech; but Funkelstein did not seem to understand him: he stood in a waiting attitude. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  16. If men would but believe that, how different would be their attitude toward new facts, toward new opinions! – The Water of Life and Other Sermons by Charles Kingsley
  17. And then we got to talking about Ulster's attitude toward Home Rule. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  18. There was certainly a change in Terry's attitude towards Eileen. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  19. You are taking a most peculiar attitude in this matter. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson