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American English: /ˈædəˌt(j)ud/
British English: /ˈatɪtjuːd/

Translation of attitude in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (way of feeling, thinking) I don't like your attitude
    no me gusta tu actitud
    he takes a very different attitude
    adopta una actitud muy distinta
    she takes the attitude that …
    para ella …
    ella opina or piensa que …
    if you're going to take that attitude
    si te vas a poner así
    fear is an attitude of mind
    el miedo es una disposición de ánimo
    attitude to or toward something/somebody
    actitud hacia algo/alguien
    Example sentences
    • Public opinion and the public attitude to war is often a key to whether there will be a war in the first place.
    • A sensitive attitude to cultural differences is necessary if the alliance is to succeed.
    • It reminded me of how much we're complete opposites when it comes to our attitude to public transport.
    Example sentences
    • His stocky body was set in an attitude of hopeless challenge.
    • Plus, this healthy physical attitude of yours indicates deeper emotional well-being and stability.
    • Three plump blackbirds, made all the plumper by the cold-weather attitude of their feathers, sat in a ragged row.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (posture) [formal] to strike an attitude
    adoptar una pose
    2.2 (in ballet)
    Example sentences
    • The women hobble and stretch on point, doing something looking like an attitude, the knee isn't raised, but the leg stretches out from the knee.
    • The dancers could not be faulted for they rendered their attitudes, tours and pirouettes with steady, professional manner.
    2.3 (Aerospace, Aviation)
    Example sentences
    • Although the pilot cannot deliberately overshoot the attitude limitation, the aircraft can.
    • It is important to fully understand the effect a liquid's movement can have on the attitude control of these spacecraft.
    • We use our view of the ground, the horizon and the sky to keep the airplane in the right attitude.
  • 3 uncountable (uncooperative behavior) [colloquial]
    actitud (feminine) hostil
    Example sentences
    • Staff have an attitude and can't even raise a smile when you tip them!
    • She came to his studio with attitude, but cradled his face in her hands to kiss him before she left.
    • Last season they arrived with attitude and generally did not treat us well, making fun of us even though they are not very good themselves.
    Example sentences
    • Sarah pointed at a nine-year-old girl with attitude and spunk.
    • So, I thought, it's just a bar with attitude.
    • She comes across as sweet and innocent and yet as a teen with attitude.
  • 4 uncountable (exaggerated self-confidence) [colloquial]
    actitud (feminine) de gallito [colloquial]
    pose (feminine) chulesca (Spain) [colloquial]
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