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"attitude" in British English

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attitudenoun

uk   /ˈæt.ɪ.tʃuːd/ us   /ˈæt̬.ə.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.
(Definition of attitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attitude" in American English

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attitudenoun [C/U]

us   /ˈæt̬·ɪˌtud/
the way you feel about something or someone, or a particular feeling or opinion: [U] Start each day with a positive attitude. [C] People’s attitudes toward family are set very early in life.
infml If you say that someone has an attitude, you mean that the person seems unwilling to be helpful or polite.
(Definition of attitude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attitude" in Business English

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attitudenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈætɪtjuːd/ us  
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 opportunities?
(Definition of attitude from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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