attitude attitude  /ˈæ tə ˌtud/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
  2. (n) the arrangement of the body and its limbs
  3. (n) a theatrical pose created for effect
  4. (n) position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)

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  1. Larry David would make a living out of this attitude decades later, but as Abbott and Costello would say, they were on first.
  2. Any hopes that Quezon and Osmena had of their attitude's favorable reception in Washington were completely dashed.
  3. By 18, the boys showed a wide range in sexual experience and moral attitude.

News

  1. Sgt. Robin Brewer Miller remembered for his smile, happy attitude

    Robin Brewer Miller had spent a whole year talking about going into the service. A hardworking farmhand and lover of animals, Robin was described by his family as having a "happy-go-lucky" attitude and an always present smile. He was one of four children in a family with roots in Lansdale. After Robin graduated from North Penn High School in the summer of 1967, he enlisted in the Army that ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Reporter

  2. DETROIT LIONS: Nate Burleson says attitude adjustment a start (VIDEO)

    ALLEN PARK — Puppies and pit bulls. That’s the difference in the Detroit Lions’ offseason attitude compared to last season, if you ask wide receiver Nate Burleson.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  3. Sgt. Robin Miller Brewer remembered for his smile, happy attitude

    Robin Brewer Miller had spent a whole year talking about going into the service. A hardworking farmhand and lover of animals, Robin was described by his family as having a "happy-go-lucky" attitude and an always present smile. He was one of four children in a family with roots in Lansdale. After Robin graduated from North Penn High School in the summer of 1967, he enlisted in the Army that ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Reporter

Quotes

  1. "At the end of the day, the circumstances of your life -- what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you've got going on at home -- that's no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude," Mr. Obama said.
    on Sep 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: National Post

  2. "Much of the public's attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here," Palin said. "But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened."
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Sarah Palin Source: FOXNews

  3. "My attitude is, if [Petraeus] didn't want to continue the drawdown, that's fine with me, in order to make sure we succeed, see," Bush told reporters. "I said to the general, 'If you want to slow her down, fine. It's up to you.'"
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

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