(noun, verb)


1. a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

- he had the attitude that work was fun

Definition categories: thought, cognition, knowledge, noesis

2. the arrangement of the body and its limbs

- he assumed an attitude of surrender

Similar word(s): position, posture

Definition categories: attribute

3. a theatrical pose created for effect

- the actor struck just the right attitude

Definition categories: act, affectation, affectedness, mannerism, pose

4. position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)

Definition categories: link, orientation

Sentences with attitude as a noun:

- The ballet dancer walked with a graceful attitude.

- ... but had a lazy attitude to work.

- Don't give me your attitude.

- You've got some attitude, girl!

- The airliner had to land with a nose-up attitude after the incident.


1. To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.

2. To express an attitude through one's posture, bearing, tone of voice, etc.