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Definition of "attitude" []

  • A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude. See Synonyms at posture. (noun)
  • A state of mind or a feeling; disposition: had a positive attitude about work. (noun)
  • An arrogant or hostile state of mind or disposition. (noun)
  • The orientation of an aircraft's axes relative to a reference line or plane, such as the horizon. (noun)
  • The orientation of a spacecraft relative to its direction of motion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attitude" in a sentence
  • "Sports writers are even more left wing than political journalists, so viewing their political opinions as somehow signifying a popular shift in attitude is a mistake."
  • "On the Sunday morning news shows, massive change in attitude from the Dems."
  • "One of the major reasons for this change in attitude is that there's more money around."