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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).
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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.
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