Translation of attitude in Spanish:

attitude

Pronunciation: /ˈætətuːd; ˈætɪtjuːd/

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (way of feeling, thinking) actitud (feminine) 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 otoward sth/sb actitud hacia algo/algn
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    • 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.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (posture) [formal] pose (feminine), postura (feminine) to strike an attitude adoptar una pose 2.2 (in ballet) posición (feminine)
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    • 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/Espacio] [Aviation/Aviación] posición (feminine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (uncooperative behavior) [colloquial/familiar] actitud (feminine) hostil
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    • 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.
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    • 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/no numerable (exaggerated self-confidence) [colloquial/familiar] actitud (feminine) de gallito [colloquial/familiar], pose (feminine) chulesca (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]

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