Origin of attitude
Synonyms for attitude
Related Words for attitudedemeanor, bias, perspective, mood, sentiment, character, posture, approach, belief, stance, philosophy, temperament, mindset, reaction, prejudice, stand, position, sensibility, opinion, notion
Examples from the Web for attitude
Contemporary Examples of attitude
I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude and the energy behind it and the honesty.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical
January 9, 2015
From this attitude he draws a singular comic and literary power.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy, summed up the Southern attitude in his 1861 Cornerstone Speech.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern
January 2, 2015
Or that she probably, given her attitude toward Spotify, wants more money than that per stream if she has to let me do it?Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer
December 3, 2014
Oddly enough, many who hold this “not like us” attitude are religious people.Ferguson, Immigration, and ‘Us Vs. Them’
November 27, 2014
Historical Examples of attitude
Let us realize the importance of the attitude in which we stand before the world.
He was in doubt as to the attitude he had better assume to Will and Ted.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
It is expressed in conduct, of course; but conduct may fail while the attitude can remain constant.The Conquest of Fear
Their common decency in attitude toward the other sex was the unique bond of union.
In the instant of reply, Dick Gilder, by some inspiration of love, changed his attitude.
Word Origin for attitude
1660s, via French attitude (17c.), from Italian attitudine "disposition, posture," also "aptness, promptitude," from Late Latin aptitudinem (nominative aptitudo; see aptitude). Originally 17c. a technical term in art for the posture of a figure in a statue or painting; later generalized to "a posture of the body supposed to imply some mental state" (1725). Sense of "settled behavior reflecting feeling or opinion" is first recorded 1837. Connotations of "antagonistic and uncooperative" developed by 1962 in slang.