|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||cognition inclination mentality respect credence position orientation irreverence culture high_horse tolerance intolerance southernism hardball disrespect reverence paternalism defensive|
|2.||[ noun ] position or arrangement of the body and its limbs|
"he assumed an attitude of surrender"
|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.||[ noun ] a theatrical pose created for effect|
"the actor struck just the right attitude"
|Related terms:||affectation attitudinize|
|4.||[ noun ] position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)|
|Related terms:||orientation trim|