Definition of atitude
1. attitude [ n ] a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
Examples: "he had the attitude that work was fun"
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
But even mother 's loving attitude will not always prevent misbehavior .
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
`` So_that the man should not have thoughts of grandeur , and become lifted_up , as if he had no lord , because of the dominion that had been given to him , and the freedom , fall into sin against God his Creator , overstepping his bounds , and take_up an attitude of self-conceited arrogance towards God , a law was given him by God , that he might know that he had for lord the lord of all .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
This kind of irresponsibility toward their students can scarcely build a strong professional attitude in the future designer .
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
Occasionally there are examples of prevision which cannot be pushed_aside without confessing an unscientific attitude .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
2 ) As a country superimposes its cultural and political attitudes on others , it searches its heritage in hopes of justifying its aggressiveness .Synonyms attitude mental_attitude Related Terms cognition inclination mentality respect credence position orientation irreverence culture high_horse tolerance intolerance southernism hardball disrespect reverence paternalism defensive
2. attitude [ n ] position or arrangement of the body and its limbs
Examples: "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
Behind him on the steps of the little office sat old_man_Arthur ; he was straight , something angry in his attitude , as if he might be waiting to report something .Synonyms position attitude posture Related Terms bodily_property guard order_arms sprawl stance ectopia lotus_position ballet_position asana tuck eversion decubitus presentation lithotomy_position missionary_position pose attitudinize erect unerect
3. attitude [ n ] a theatrical pose created for effect
Examples: "the actor struck just the right attitude"
(The Providence Journal...)
The only performance which was too soft for me was that of Yvette_Mimieux , but since someone had to become the victim of despoilers , just to emphasize that such things do happen at these fracases , I suppose this was the attitude the part called_for .Synonyms attitude Related Terms affectation attitudinize
4. attitude [ n ] position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)Synonyms attitude Related Terms orientation trim
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