- the view or prospect from a particular place.
- mental attitude or view; point of view: one's outlook on life.
- prospect of the future: the political outlook.
- the place from which an observer looks out; lookout.
- the act or state of looking out.
- a watch kept; vigilance; lookout: a careful outlook to prevent forest fires.
Origin of outlook
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1, 3. scene. 2. attitude, viewpoint, position, approach.
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Secondly there is the fact that the intellectuals are more totalitarian in outlook than the common people.George Orwell’s Letter on Why He Wrote ‘1984’
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When they stopped at the door no one was on the outlook for them.Weighed and Wanting
But here we are upon the hill-top, with as fair an outlook as man could wish to have.'Micah Clarke
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Our decision here will affect our outlook on the entire relation of the sexes.The Truth About Woman
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Life seemed a melancholy thing: how gloomy, how helpless her outlook!A Nest of Spies
- a mental attitude or point of view
- the probable or expected condition or outcome of somethingthe weather outlook
- the view from a place
- view or prospect
- the act or state of looking out
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Word Origin and History for outlook
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