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Definition of outlook noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] outlook (on something) the attitude to life and the world of a particular person, group, or culture He had a practical outlook on life. Most Western societies are liberal in outlook.
  2. 2outlook (for something) the expected future for someone or something; what is likely to happen synonym prospect The outlook for jobs is bleak. the country's economic outlook The outlook (= the expected weather) for the weekend is dry and sunny.
  3. 3a view from a particular place The house has a pleasant outlook over the valley.
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