attitude


attitude
noun
ADJECTIVE
carefree, good, healthy, positive, right, upbeat

I try to have a healthy, positive attitude to life.

She seems to have the right attitude for the job.

conciliatory, favourable/favorable, friendly, sympathetic
bad, negative, wrong
aggressive, belligerent, critical, hostile, racist
arrogant, cavalier, cocky, condescending, dismissive, patronizing

She shares his somewhat cavalier attitude to the law (= does not take it as seriously as she should).

casual, flexible, irreverent, laid-back, laissez-faire, lax, liberal, nonchalant, permissive, relaxed, tolerant, wait-and-see (esp. AmE)

The teachers seem to have a very relaxed attitude to discipline.

responsible, serious
conservative, inflexible, rigid, uncompromising (esp. BrE)
ambivalent
changing
general, prevailing, public

The general attitude of the public is sympathetic.

cultural, mental, moral, racial, sexual
parental
social, societal (esp. AmE)

Newspapers reflect social attitudes.

VERB + ATTITUDE
adopt, cultivate, have, maintain, take

The government has taken a positive attitude to this problem.

Sometimes it's essential for doctors to cultivate a detached attitude.

display, express

He displayed a condescending attitude towards/toward his co-workers.

change, influence, shape

The experience changed his attitude to religion.

reflect

The policy reflects a caring attitude towards/toward employees.

foster, instil/instill, reinforce

efforts to foster positive attitudes to learning

give

Don't give me any attitude (= don't treat me disrespectfully)!

ATTITUDE + VERB
exist, persist, prevail

This sort of attitude exists among certain groups of people.

permeate sth, pervade sth

A playful attitude pervades all his work.

change, shift
ATTITUDE + NOUN
problem

At school he was thought to have an attitude problem.

adjustment, shift (both esp. AmE)

Changing conditions require an attitude adjustment on the part of business.

PREPOSITION
attitude about

changing attitudes about death

attitude of

an attitude of confidence and trust

Youth is simply an attitude of mind.

attitude to, attitude towards/toward

There has been a marked change in attitude towards/toward the war.

PHRASES
a change in attitude, a change of attitude
with attitude (= having a confident, aggressive attitude that challenges what people think) (informal)

a rock band with attitude


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  • ATTITUDE — Le mot attitude vient du latin aptitudo. Son sens primitif appartient au domaine de la plastique: «Manière de tenir le corps. [Avoir] de belles attitudes», dit Littré. Du physique le terme se transpose au moral: «L’attitude du respect»; puis il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Attitude — may refer to: NOTOC Psychology* Attitude (psychology), a person s perspective toward a specified target * Propositional attitude, a relational mental state connecting a person to a propositionMusic* Attitude (rapper) * Attitudes (band), a 1970s… …   Wikipedia

  • Attitude — At ti*tude, n. [It. attitudine, LL. aptitudo, fr. L. aptus suited, fitted: cf. F. attitude. Cf. {Aptitude}.] 1. (Paint. & Sculp.) The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue. [1913 Webster] 2. The posture or position of a person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attitude — ATTITUDE. s. f. Situation, position du corps. Belle attitude. Toutes les attitudes de ce tableau sont admirables. Mettre un modèle dans une certaine attitude. Le peindre dans une certaine attitude. Son attitude étoit à peindre. [b]f♛/b] On donne… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • attitude — One might say that this is now a word with attitude, in its 20c meaning ‘aggressive or uncooperative behaviour’, which represents a special application of one kind of characteristic attitude (in the established meaning ‘a person s settled opinion …   Modern English usage

  • Attitüde — (sprich ˌatiˈtyːdə; von französisch attitude, gesprochen atityd, Haltung, Verhalten, Gebaren, Einstellung) nennt man in der Kunst die Haltung, Stellung oder Lage menschlicher Figuren, eine Positur oder eine Gebärde. Im Sinne der bildenden Kunst… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • attitude — [at′ə to͞od΄, at′ətyo͞od΄] n. [Fr < It attitudine, attitude, aptness < LL aptitudo (gen. aptitudinis) < L aptus, APT1] 1. the position or posture assumed by the body in connection with an action, feeling, mood, etc. [to kneel in an… …   English World dictionary

  • attitude — UK US /ˈætɪtjuːd/ noun [C or U] ► a feeling or opinion about something, especially when this shows in your behaviour: attitude towards sb/sth »We need team players with a positive attitude towards work. »What is your employer s attitude to equal… …   Financial and business terms

  • Attitüde — Sf Haltung , besonders affektierte Haltung, Einstellung erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. attitude f., das seinerseits aus it. attitudine entlehnt ist. Dessen weitere Herkunft ist mehrdeutig (zu l. aptus passend… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Attitude — ist der Name: eines Album der norwegischen Band Susperia, siehe Attitude (Album) einer britischen Zeitschrift, siehe Attitude (Zeitschrift) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung meh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Attitüde — Attitüde, Stellung des Leibes, Lage, Haltung, vorzüglich in der Ruhe. Die Attitüde fordert beim bildenden Künstler, beim Tänzer, beim Pantomimen und Schauspieler große Vorstudien, denn sie sei der jedesmalige genaue Abdruck des Seelenzustandes… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon


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