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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin aptitudo 'fitness', from Latin aptus; APT

attitude

noun
     
at‧ti‧tude S1 W1
1 [uncountable and countable] the opinions and feelings that you usually have about something
attitude to/towards
Pete's attitude towards women really scares me.
positive/negative attitude
people with a positive attitude to life
the country's attitude of mind (=way of thinking) during the crisis
2 [uncountable and countable] the way that you behave towards someone or in a particular situation, especially when this shows how you feel:
an aggressive attitude
As soon as they found out I was a doctor their whole attitude changed.
Ben has a real attitude problem (=is not helpful or pleasant to be with).
3 [uncountable] informal a style of dressing, behaving etc that shows you have the confidence to do unusual and exciting things without caring what other people think
with attitude
a coat with attitude
attitudinal adjective

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