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See also: Attitüde
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈætɪˌtjuːd/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈætɪˌtud/, [ˈæɾɪˌtud]
- (Pakistani English) IPA(key): /ˈɛːtɪtˌjuːd/
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- The position of the body or way of carrying oneself.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XII, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 145:
- The lamp stood on the table, and Carrara leant by the huge tome spread out before him; and opposite sat Beatrice, bending over her broidery—the small head, with its rich knot of gathered hair, so exquisitely placed—the slender figure, so graceful in its attitude.
- (figurative) Disposition or state of mind.
- Don't give me your negative attitude.
- You've got a nice attitude today.
- (Canada, US, UK, Philippines, informal) Unpleasant behavior.
- He doesn't take attitude from anybody.
- I asked the waiter for a clean fork and all I got was attitude.
- 2004, “Drop It Like It's Hot”, performed by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams:
- And if a nigga get a attitude / Pop it like it's hot
- (aeronautics, nautical, engineering) The orientation of a vehicle or other object relative to the horizon, direction of motion, other objects, etc.
- 1982, Thomas Charles Gillmer, Bruce Johnson, Introduction to naval architecture, page 286:
- The stern planes are located well aft of the center of gravity of the submarine and their primary purpose is attitude (trim) control
- 1997, Paul J. Ciolino, Grace Elting Castle, Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations, page 109:
- Scratches should be closely analyzed to determine the attitudes of the boats at the time of initial contact.
- 1999, Smart Materials Structures of Systems, →ISBN, page 307:
- The main aim of the development of the smart antenna model is to stabilize attitude of the antenna which is mounted on a platform or host structure.
- (ballet) A position similar to arabesque, but with the raised leg bent at the knee.
- 2007, Gayle Kassing, History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approach, page 134:
- Blasis was a man of many accomplishments. He invented the ballet position of attitude and codified the ballet technique of that time, distinguishing three types of dancers: the serious, the demi-caractère, and the comic dancer.
position of the body or way of carrying oneself
disposition or state of mind
(informal) unpleasant behavior
orientation of a vehicle
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- To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.
- 1823, Felix M'Donogh, The Hermit Abroad, volume 1, page 122:
- […] nymphs of quality, formed for the offices of love and of conversation, are attituded about her, each star set as it were in surrounding satellites of admirers; […]
- 1837, William E. Burton, The Gentleman's Magazine, volume 1, page 123:
- Attituded like an inspired curling-tongs, leaning back heavily on his right leg, and throwing forward his left, his arm elevated to a level with his shoulder, the clenched fist grasping a brush that might have been available in […]
- 1971, American Astronautical Society, Advances in Astronautical Sciences, Volume 29, Part 2, page 395,
- The attituded control gyro package, electronics, APS gas supply, and the preentry electronics are mounted internally, and are distributed circumferentially at the major ring.
- To express an attitude through one's posture, bearing, tone of voice, etc.
- 2002, Wayne Normis, The Last Street Fighter, page 33:
- He attituded his way over to me, got up close, and just stood there looking at me, trying to appear threatening.
- 2008, Yvonne Müller, "The Absentee": an Interpretation - an Analysis of Maria Edgeworth's Novel, page 12:
- The typical characteristic attituded toward the English is coldness.
- 2010, R. Scott, Nine Months and a Year Later, page 82:
- I was really tripping, 'cause this nigga had the nerve to be attituded up when he was the one always doing something he had no business doing.
- “attitude”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “attitude”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
attitude f (plural attitudes)