- attitude [at′ə to͞od΄, at′ətyo͞od΄]n.[Fr < It attitudine, attitude, aptness < LL aptitudo (gen. aptitudinis) < L aptus, APT1]1. the position or posture assumed by the body in connection with an action, feeling, mood, etc. [to kneel in an attitude of prayer]2. a manner of acting, feeling, or thinking that shows one's disposition, opinion, etc. [a friendly attitude]3. one's disposition, opinion, mental set, etc.4. Aeron. the position of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to a given line or plane, as the horizon5. Ballet a position in which one leg is raised with the knee bent and the arms are extended6. Slanga) a quarrelsome or sullen disposition or temperamentb) a posture or pose of being cocky, haughty, etc.SYN.- POSTURE——————strike an attitudeto assume a posture or pose, often an affected or theatrical oneattitudinal [at′əto͞od′'n əl, at′ətyo͞od′'n əl]adj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.