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attitude

[ at-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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noun
manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes.
position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.: a threatening attitude; a relaxed attitude.
Aeronautics. the inclination of the three principal axes of an aircraft relative to the wind, to the ground, etc.
Ballet. a pose in which the dancer stands on one leg, the other bent behind.
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Origin of attitude

First recorded in 1660–70; from French, from Italian attitudine, from Late Latin aptitūdini- (stem of aptitūdō ); see aptitude

synonym study for attitude

2. See position.

OTHER WORDS FROM attitude

at·ti·tu·di·nal [at-i-tood-n-l, -tyood-], /ˌæt ɪˈtud n l, -ˈtyud-/, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH attitude

altitude, attitude , aptitude
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British Dictionary definitions for attitude

attitude
/ (ˈætɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

Derived forms of attitude

attitudinal, adjective

Word Origin for attitude

C17: from French, from Italian attitudine disposition, from Late Latin aptitūdō fitness, from Latin aptus apt
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Medical definitions for attitude

attitude
[ ătĭ-tōōd′ ]

n.
The position of the body and limbs; posture.
A manner of acting.
A relatively stable and enduring predisposition to behave or react in a characteristic way.
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