An attitude is a feeling or a manner of expression. It can be good or bad, positive or negative, normal or extreme. This word is often used in describing how a person regards other people, or how a person regards work.

  • Cindy has a good attitude towards school.
  • Tony’s attitude towards work is poor. He has a poor attitude.
  • A person with a positive attitude can accomplish great things.
  • If you really want to learn English well, it’s important to have a good attitude towards school and studying.
  • Once Abdi changed his attitude towards his teachers, his grades improved and he started to enjoy school.
  • Charlene was fired from her job because she had a bad attitude, and she was rude to the customers.

Sometimes the word "attitude" implies that a person’s behavior or feelings are negative.

  • He’s developed a real attitude.
  • She has an attitude problem.
  • Where did she get that attitude?
  • A person with an attitude won’t last long around here.
  • What’s up with the attitude?
  • I don’t like your attitude.
  • You’d better change your attitude.

attitude After living in California for a few years, she developed an attitude towards her old friends.

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This page was originally published on April 1, 2014.