Definition of outlook in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌlo͝ok/


1A person’s point of view or general attitude to life: broaden your outlook on life
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  • Still active and alert Mary attributes her longevity to plenty of hard work, good genes, a healthy lifestyle and a positive outlook on life in general.
  • His reflections on that, his life, his ongoing dialysis treatments and his general outlook on the world are well worth perusing.
  • Their bitterness poisons their attitude and their outlook on life.
point of view, viewpoint, views, opinion, (way of) thinking, perspective, attitude, standpoint, stance, frame of mind
2A view: the pleasant outlook from the lodge window
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  • Shrubs could also be planted between, creating a pleasant outlook at minimal cost.
  • But the outlook from the end of the street is a row of ugly, derelict homes which provide shelter for drug addicts and vandals, named by residents after the notorious New York district.
  • What is currently a reasonably pleasant outlook across the school playing fields would be severely compromised by an eight-foot fence.
2.1A place from which a view is possible; a vantage point.
2.2The prospect for the future: the deteriorating economic outlook
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  • The sharp falls cannot be explained by a change in global economic prospects, or the outlook for corporations.
  • For the first time this year, those questioned were positive about both the current economic situation and the outlook for the next six months.
  • Shareholders are to get an unchanged interim dividend of 4.380506 cents per share, suggesting the company is confident about the future outlook for the group.

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Syllabification: out·look

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