33 French vocabulary to express "attitudes" (les attitudes)
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33 French Vocabulary to Express “Attitudes” (Les Attitudes)

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Level: Intermediate

Grow your French vocabulary by studying the words on feelings, thoughts, mindsets, manners and attitudes. The sooner you start, the better. An awesome goal is to pick up a couple of nouns and adjectives each day and review in 30 days. Start slow and gradually increase the number of words per day.

People’s attitudes depend on their innate personality traits as well as on their circumstances.

Some people, for example, seem to be endowed with patience (la patience), while others easily succomb to impatience (l’impatience). Note that nouns ending in -té are feminine, while nouns ending in -isme are masculine.

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French VocabularyEnglish Translation
le couragecourage
la douceur gentleness
l’enthousiasme (m.)excitement
la fierté pride
la générositégenerosity
l’idéalisme (m.)idealism
l’indépendance (f.)independence
l’innocence (f.) innocence
l’optimisme (m.)optimism
la politesse politeness
la prudence prudence
le réalismerealism
le zèle zeal

Some less-pleasant attitudes

French VocabularyEnglish Translation
l’agressivité (f.) aggressiveness
l’arrogance (f.) arrogance
l’égoïsme (m.)selfi shness
l’ennui (m.) boredom
l’envie (f.) envy
l’esprit rebelle (m.)rebelliousness
l’imprudence (f.) recklessness
l’insolence (f.) rudeness
la lâcheté cowardice
la paresse laziness
le pessimismepessimism
la témérité boldness, recklessness
le sarcasmesarcasm
le snobisme snobbery

Personality traits (les traits de caractère).

French VocabularyEnglish Translation
l’avarice (f.) greed
la foi faith
l’héroïsme (m.) heroism
l’humour (m.) humor
l’ingénuité (f.)ingenuity
la malice malice

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