Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “attitude”

See all translations

attitude

noun uk   /ˈæt.ɪ.tjuːd/ us    /ˈæt̬.ɪ.tuːd/

attitude noun (OPINION)

B1 [C or U] a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a way of behaving that is caused by this: It's often very difficult to change people's attitudes. [+ that] She takes the attitude that children should be allowed to learn at their own pace. He has a very bad attitude to/towards work. He seems to have undergone a change in/of attitude recently, and has become much more cooperative. I don't like your attitude (= the way you are behaving). That boy has a real attitude problem (= behaves in a way that makes it difficult for other people to have a relationship with him or work with him).
More examples

attitude noun (CONFIDENCE)

[U] If you say that someone has attitude, you mean that they are very confident and want people to notice them.

attitude noun (POSITION)

[C] literary a position of the body: She lay sprawled across the sofa, in an attitude of complete abandon.
(Definition of attitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of attitude?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “attitude” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More