Origin of attitude
Examples from the Web for 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|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
From this attitude he draws a singular comic and literary power.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oddly enough, many who hold this “not like us” attitude are religious people.
There was a fanciful suggestion of the eavesdropper about the creature; his attitude was almost furtive.The Hound From The North|Ridgwell Cullum
He tried to be off-hand in his attitude towards it, but did not fully succeed.The Roll-Call|Arnold Bennett
It was Loring's attitude throughout the scene that chiefly impressed Amaldi.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
"I can't—I can't look you in the face," he stammered, his attitude perfectly corroborative of his words.His Own People|Booth Tarkington
To Cromwell there must have been something specially galling in More's attitude of reserve.History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)|John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for attitude
Word Origin for attitude
Word Origin and History 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.