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attitude - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'attitude' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Attitude [ n.]
- The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue.
- The posture or position of a person or an animal, or the manner in which the parts of his body are disposed; position assumed or studied to serve a purpose; as, a threatening attitude; an attitude of entreaty.
- Fig.: Position as indicating action, feeling, or mood; as, in times of trouble let a nation preserve a firm attitude; one's mental attitude in respect to religion.

Meaning of 'attitude' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . attitude [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the arrangement of the body and its limbs
Example in sentence:
  • he assumed an attitude of surrender
Meaning (2):
- a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
Example in sentence:
  • he had the attitude that work was fun
Meaning (3):
- a theatrical pose created for effect
Example in sentence:
  • the actor struck just the right attitude