Definition of outlook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlʊk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlʊk//
    [usually singular]
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  1. 1outlook (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 probable future for somebody/something; what is likely to happen synonym prospect The outlook for jobs is bleak. the country’s economic outlook The outlook (= the probable weather) for the weekend is dry and sunny.
  3. 3(formal) a view from a particular place The house has a pleasant outlook over the valley.
  4. Extra examples Losing his job changed his whole outlook on life. She is rather cautious in outlook. The drug improves the long-term outlook of migraine sufferers. The outlook for people on a state pension is grim. Travel broadens your outlook. a brighter outlook for the economy people of widely differing religious outlooks He has a very practical outlook on life. Most western societies are liberal in outlook. Their interests and outlooks vary enormously. We need to be sensitive to other people’s values and outlook. You need to broaden your outlook a little.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outlook