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 attitudinal (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ \ adverb

Examples of attitudinal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His populist legislative proposals, many focused on cultural issues, are filling a void left by Trump, whose populism is often more attitudinal than substantive. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Josh Hawley carves niche in 2024 GOP field by demanding COVID-19 stimulus payments," 9 Dec. 2020 Wasserman said that Biden's success in the suburbs is likely due to both attitudinal change in the past four years and the exodus of Black voters nationwide from cities to suburbs. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Trump lost the 2020 presidential election," 8 Dec. 2020 The markers are less sartorial than attitudinal, something in the carriage. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "What It Means to Be a New Yorker in Exile," 2 Dec. 2020 All of this should be preceded by an attitudinal shift: Progressives should be through waiting and begging to be taken seriously by the Democratic Party. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Biden Era Will Put the New Left to the Test," 21 Aug. 2020 There are some odd attitudinal differences between the 4000 and the 5000, too. Steve Smith, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1980 Audi 4000 Needs to Cook a Little Longer," 14 Aug. 2020 The band’s first three albums showed an impressive ability to metabolize musical styles and eras, but even more dazzling was the attitudinal tap dance that Healy performed in his lyrics. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "The 1975 Has More to Say," 25 May 2020 What’s behind these attitudinal and behavioral shifts? Jeff Greenberg, The Conversation, "Coronavirus reminds you of death – and amplifies your core values, both bad and good," 21 May 2020 In all events, screenwriters Benh and Eliza Zeitlin have figured out ways to use the general schemes and themes of J.M. Barrie’s endlessly popular tale while jettisoning essentially all of its period and attitudinal baggage. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wendy': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 27 Jan. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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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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