From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutlookout‧look /ˈaʊtlʊk/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1ATTITUDEyour general attitude to life and the worldoutlook on 🔊 He’s got a good outlook on life. 🔊 Exercise will improve your looks and your outlook.positive/optimistic outlook 🔊 She still has an optimistic outlook for the future.2FUTUREWEATHER[usually singular] what is expected to happen in the futureoutlook for 🔊 The outlook for the weekend is unsettled, with periods of heavy rain. 🔊 The outlook for sufferers from this disease is bleak.economic/financial/political etc outlook 🔊 a gloomy economic outlook in Western Europe3SEEa view from a particular place 🔊 a very pleasing outlook from the bedroom windowCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa positive/optimistic outlookDespite her health problems, she has a positive outlook.a negative/pessimistic outlookThis pessimistic outlook on their lives leads to depression.a wider/broader outlookEducation should give students a wider outlook on life.a new/fresh outlook (=new and interesting)I saw Helen last week and she seemed to have a fresh outlook on life.somebody's mental outlook (=how you feel about the things in your life)Exercise can help improve your mental outlook.somebody's religious outlookThe Puritans' religious outlook affected every aspect of their lives.somebody's moral/ethical outlook (=beliefs about what is right and wrong)Their ethical and moral outlook concerning terrorism is the complete opposite of mine.verbshave an outlookHe has quite a conventional outlook.give somebody an outlookJune's new job gave her a fresh outlook.change somebody's outlookNone of my arguments could change his outlook or behavior.
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outlook• Assuming this passes the Congress, it will change the defenceoutlook radically.• After a good vacation, you'll have a completely different outlook.• His outlook on life is largely a result of his stricteducation.• Partly due to its history, and partly to temperament, the Home Office is conservative procedurally and cautious in outlook.• Because attention was focused on customers and their changing demands, the organisation became dynamic in outlook.• The airline's negativeoutlook was no surprise.• Village life and the peasantoutlook were conditioned by the administrativearrangementsadopted at Emancipation.• Whenever Stewart showed signs of rejecting that outlook, Joe would fly into a rage.• Consumers continue to be pessimistic about the outlook over the next six months, the ConferenceBoard said.• Deng responded optimistically that the outlook was still bright.• The farmers were narrowly provincial in their outlook.positive/optimistic outlook• Managers say what's needed now is a period of calm and a positive outlook.• There is nothing likelier to give you a positive outlook on life than the cessation of nausea.• Want to build a more positive outlook.• These facts account for a more optimistic outlook of potentialsupply given in the 1981 report.• Then I took a more positive outlook.• That's the optimistic outlook of Bordon businessman Philip Voice, who says he's never had it so good.• Nearly everyone had a very positive outlook and the plans for action to revive the area were discussed.economic/financial/political etc outlook• In spite of a change in political outlook, the ravaging of national book treasures did not stop in the post-warera.• The people were undergoing a gradual change in political outlook.• The work led Russell himself to conclude that the teaching of the subject had no effect whatsoever on pupils' political outlook.• Around 1883 the economic outlook began to improve.• He was not too hopeful of the financial outlook which was far from satisfactory.From Longman Business Dictionaryoutlookout‧look /ˈaʊtlʊk/ noun [singular]the way things are expected to develop in the futureGiven the currenteconomic outlook, the group expects its media businesses to generate increased earnings over the next five years.outlook forThe company blamed its weak performance on the recession and said the outlook for the rest of the year is brighter.