) KEY NOUN:
- A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude. See Synonyms at posture.
- A state of mind or a feeling; disposition: had a positive attitude about work.
- An arrogant or hostile state of mind or disposition.
- The orientation of an aircraft's axes relative to a reference line or plane, such as the horizon.
- The orientation of a spacecraft relative to its direction of motion.
- A position similar to an arabesque in which a ballet dancer stands on one leg with the other raised either in front or in back and bent at the knee.
French, from Italian attitudine
, from Late Latin aptitd, aptitdin-
; see aptitudeOTHER FORMS:atti·tudi·nal
-) KEY (Adjective)