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Definitions of attitude

  1.   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"
  2.   Posture.
  3.   Posture; position of the body and limbs.
  4.   position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; " he assumed an attitude of surrender"
  5.   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.
  6.   Bodily position or posture; the bearing assumed by a person which shows or indicates his feeling, opinions, or intuitions; pose.
  7.   Position of persons or things; posture.
  8.   State of mind, behavior, or conduct.
  9.   Position of the body, as suggesting some thought, feeling, or action.
  10.   The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue.
  11.   a theatrical pose created for effect; " the actor struck just the right attitude"
  12.   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.
  13.   ATTITUDINAL.
  14.   Posture or position: gesture.
  15.   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.
  16.   position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference ( the horizon or direction of motion)
  17.   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.

Quotes of attitude

  1. I will not get very far with this attitude – Nancy Cartwright
  2. Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be, temperance is something against which, at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made. – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  3. The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves. – Willem de Kooning
  4. It is very important to generate a good attitude a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. – Dalai Lama
  5. Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. – Og Mandino
  6. Only one thing can conquer war- that attitude of mind which can see nothing in war but destruction and annihilation. – Ludwig von Mises
  7. Certain kinds of speed, flow, intensity, density of attacks, density of interaction... Music that concentrates on those qualities is, I think, easier achieved by free improvisation between people sharing a common attitude a common language. – Evan Parker
  8. Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. – Norman Vincent Peale
  9. The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. – Theodore Roosevelt
  10. Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. – Walter Scott
  11. Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. – Hans Selye
  12. Our new attitude is how can we put you in front of our customer. – Terry Semel
  13. Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude not looks. Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise. – Kathleen Turner
  14. Players should know that if you can't make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture. – Sue Wicks
  15. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given to us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. – William Griffith Wilson

Usage examples for attitude

  1. And then we got to talking about Ulster's attitude toward Home Rule. ” – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  2. “ " Quite a new attitude of mind to you, isn't it, Doctor? ” – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  3. “ I remember his attitude perfectly. ” – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  4. 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
  5. The attitude is simple; we are not taken seriously. ” – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  6. “ 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
  7. And so their attitude towards animals is but an example of their attitude to each other. ” – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  8. 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
  9. You are taking a most peculiar attitude in this matter. ” – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  10. His colonel's attitude astonished him. ” – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. His attitude said as much. ” – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  14. He is in perfect sympathy with our attitude – The Man from Home by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson
  15. “ No attitude whatever; I know nothing of such, one way or the other. ” – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  16. 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
  17. There was certainly a change in Terry's attitude towards Eileen. ” – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  18. 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
  19. “ " It was to explain your attitude towards people. ” – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi

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