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Attitude vs. Character

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Attitudenoun

The position of the body or way of carrying oneself; posture.

‘The ballet dancer walked with a graceful attitude.’;

Characternoun

(countable) A being involved in the action of a story.

Attitudenoun

Disposition or state of mind.

‘... but had a lazy attitude to work.’;

Characternoun

(countable) A distinguishing feature; characteristic; trait; phene.

‘A single locus governing the petal colour character was detected on the linkage group A2.’;

Attitudenoun

A negative, irritating, or irritated attitude; posturing.

‘Don't give me your attitude.’; ‘You've got some attitude, girl!’;

Characternoun

A complex of traits marking a person, group, breed, or type.

‘A study of the suspect's character and his cast iron alibi ruled him out.’;

Attitudenoun

The orientation of a vehicle or other object relative to the horizon, direction of motion, other objects, etc.

‘The airliner had to land with a nose-up attitude after the incident.’;

Characternoun

(uncountable) Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; moral strength.

‘He has a great deal of character.’; ‘"You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."’;

Attitudenoun

(ballet) A position similar to arabesque, but with the raised leg bent at the knee.

Characternoun

(countable) A unique or extraordinary individual; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits, especially charisma.

‘Julius Caesar is a great historical character.’; ‘That bloke is such a character.’;

Attitudeverb

To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.

Characternoun

(countable) A written or printed symbol, or letter.

Attitudeverb

To express an attitude through one's posture, bearing, tone of voice, etc.

Characternoun

Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the particular form of letters used by a person or people.

‘an inscription in the Runic character’;

Attitudenoun

The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue.

Characternoun

A secret cipher; a way of writing in code.

Attitudenoun

The posture or position of a person or an animal, or the manner in which the parts of his body are disposed; position assumed or studied to serve a purpose; as, a threatening attitude; an attitude of entreaty.

Characternoun

One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character.

Attitudenoun

Fig.: Position as indicating action, feeling, or mood; as, in times of trouble let a nation preserve a firm attitude; one's mental attitude in respect to religion.

‘The attitude of the country was rapidly changing.’; ‘'T is business of a painter in his choice of attitudes (posituræ) to foresee the effect and harmony of the lights and shadows.’; ‘Never to keep the body in the same posture half an hour at a time.’;

Characternoun

A person or individual, especially one who is unknown or raises suspicions.

‘We saw a shady character slinking out of the office with some papers.’; ‘That old guy is a real character.’;

Attitudenoun

a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways;

‘he had the attitude that work was fun’;

Characternoun

A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.

Attitudenoun

position or arrangement of the body and its limbs;

‘he assumed an attitude of surrender’;

Characternoun

(countable) Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty.

‘in the miserable character of a slave’; ‘in his character as a magistrate’;

Attitudenoun

a theatrical pose created for effect;

‘the actor struck just the right attitude’;

Characternoun

The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.

‘a man's character for truth and veracity’; ‘Her actions give her a bad character.’;

Attitudenoun

position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)

Characternoun

A reference given to a servant, attesting to his/her behaviour, competence, etc.

Attitudenoun

a settled way of thinking or feeling about something

‘he was questioned on his attitude to South Africa’; ‘being competitive is an attitude of mind’;

Characternoun

Personal appearance.

Attitudenoun

a position of the body indicating a particular mental state

‘the boy was standing in an attitude of despair’;

Characterverb

(obsolete) To write (using characters); to describe.

Attitudenoun

a position in which one leg is lifted behind with the knee bent at right angles and turned out, and the corresponding arm is raised above the head, the other extended to the side.

Characternoun

A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.

‘It were much to be wished that there were throughout the world but one sort of character for each letter to express it to the eye.’;

Attitudenoun

truculent or uncooperative behaviour

‘I asked the waiter for a clean fork and all I got was attitude’;

Characternoun

Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the peculiar form of letters used by a particular person or people; as, an inscription in the Runic character.

‘You know the character to be your brother's?’;

Attitudenoun

individuality and self-confidence

‘she snapped her fingers with attitude’;

Characternoun

The peculiar quality, or the sum of qualities, by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others; the stamp impressed by nature, education, or habit; that which a person or thing really is; nature; disposition.

‘The character or that dominion.’; ‘Know well each Ancient's proper character;His fable, subject, scope in every page;Religion, Country, genius of his Age.’; ‘A man of . . . thoroughly subservient character.’;

Attitudenoun

the orientation of an aircraft or spacecraft, relative to the direction of travel.

Characternoun

Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.

Characternoun

Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.

Characternoun

Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.

Characternoun

The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation; as, a man's character for truth and veracity; to give one a bad character.

‘This subterraneous passage is much mended since Seneca gave so bad a character of it.’;

Characternoun

A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant.

Characternoun

A unique or extraordinary individuality; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits; a person who illustrates certain phases of character; as, Randolph was a character; Cæsar is a great historical character.

Characternoun

One of the persons of a drama or novel.

Characterverb

To engrave; to inscribe.

‘These trees shall be my books.And in their barks my thoughts I 'll character.’;

Characterverb

To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.

Characternoun

an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story);

‘she is the main character in the novel’;

Characternoun

a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;

‘each town has a quality all its own’; ‘the radical character of our demands’;

Characternoun

the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions;

‘education has for its object the formation of character’;

Characternoun

an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;

‘she played the part of Desdemona’;

Characternoun

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);

‘a real character’; ‘a strange character’; ‘a friendly eccentric’; ‘the capable type’; ‘a mental case’;

Characternoun

good repute;

‘he is a man of character’;

Characternoun

a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability;

‘requests for character references are all to often answered evasively’;

Characternoun

a written symbol that is used to represent speech;

‘the Greek alphabet has 24 characters’;

Characterverb

engrave or inscribe characters on

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