1. [ noun ] a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
Synonyms: mental_attitude

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

Related terms: cognition inclination mentality respect credence position orientation irreverence culture high_horse tolerance intolerance southernism hardball disrespect reverence paternalism defensive
2. [ noun ] position or arrangement of the body and its limbs
Synonyms: position posture

"he assumed an attitude of surrender"

Related terms: bodily_property guard order_arms sprawl stance ectopia lotus_position ballet_position asana tuck eversion decubitus presentation lithotomy_position missionary_position pose attitudinize erect unerect
3. [ noun ] a theatrical pose created for effect

"the actor struck just the right attitude"

Related terms: affectation attitudinize
4. [ noun ] position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)
Related terms: orientation trim