at·​ti·​tu·​di·​nal | \ ˌa-tə-ˈtü-də-nəl How to pronounce attitudinal (audio) , -ˈtyü- \

Definition of attitudinal

: relating to, based on, or expressive of personal attitudes or feelings attitudinal judgment

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attitudinally \ ˌa-​tə-​ˈtü-​də-​nə-​lē How to pronounce attitudinally (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web And that makes sense because, as their name suggests, the Struts are all about attitudinal swagger. John Adamian,, "Our picks for seven of this week’s can’t-miss concerts in Connecticut," 16 Sep. 2019 The actor persuades you to drop your guard and let the man’s unique, if nonetheless a bit bizarre, means of communication take you by the hand and lead you to hitherto unexpected emotional and attitudinal places. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 8 Sep. 2019 So, tactical renovations and attitudinal shifts were aplenty., "Sir Alf Ramsey: The Man Behind the 'Wingless Wonders' & England's Sole World Cup Triumph," 17 June 2019 This means there could be less identity and attitudinal cohesiveness within this category, compared with the other two categories. Alastair Iain Johnston, Washington Post, "Beijing wants Taiwanese to identify as Chinese. But how do Taiwanese really feel?," 4 June 2018 Giving all these obvious bits of business a welcome kick is some very funny dialogue, especially for the devilish Dewey, whose repartee deflates stuffy adults or attitudinal kids with equal snap. Tim Smith,, "'School of Rock' gives upbeat lessons on growing up, finding your voice," 22 Mar. 2018 In a way, the attitudinal shift echoes Boston’s own changes. Julia Terruso,, "From Boston with shrugs: Philadelphia Eagles fans aren't hated, or feared," 25 Jan. 2018 The real crime that night was that no amount of hard work, public service or attitudinal fortitude has spared this one man, raised by a domestic-servant widow in poverty, from being humiliated for the color of his skin. Maria Panaritis,, "Bucks County Judge Clyde W. Waite was nearly arrested at his own home for being black. That's not OK. | Maria Panaritis," 1 Feb. 2018 This attitudinal change was anticipated centuries earlier by Aristotle’s surmise that the curved shadow of a lunar eclipse is that of a spherical Earth. Alan Hirshfeld, WSJ, "The Greatest Show on Earth," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of attitudinal

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for attitudinal

attitude + -inal (as in aptitudinal, from Latin aptitudin-, aptitudo)

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The first known use of attitudinal was in 1818

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“Attitudinal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of attitudinal

formal : relating to, based on, or showing a person's opinions and feelings


at·​ti·​tu·​di·​nal | \ ˌat-ə-ˈt(y)üd-nəl, -ᵊn-əl How to pronounce attitudinal (audio) \

Medical Definition of attitudinal

: relating to, based on, or expressive of personal attitudes or feelings attitudinal responses of college students

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