What is another word for stance?

Pronunciation: [stˈans] (IPA)

Stance refers to the way one stands or positions oneself, both physically and metaphorically. Synonyms for stance include posture, attitude, position, viewpoint, perspective, angle, opinion, and beliefs. Each word has a slightly different connotation and emphasizes a different aspect of one's stance. Posture refers to the physical position of one's body, such as standing tall or hunching over. Attitude emphasizes the emotional and mental attitude one has towards a particular situation or topic. Position and viewpoint both refer to a broader perspective or point of view. Perspective emphasizes the way one sees and interprets events and situations. Angle can also refer to a particular perspective or slant on an issue. Opinion and beliefs both refer to the thoughts and convictions one has about a particular subject.

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Usage examples for Stance

A moment, then he took his stance and swung his putter smoothly.
"Flowing Gold"
Rex Beach
Without stopping, they continued their advance on the police, who had now shifted their stance.
"Space Viking"
Henry Beam Piper
He had changed his batting stance so that he always had "one foot in the bucket" so that he could back away from the plate more quickly.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis"
Melvin Powers

Famous quotes with Stance

  • The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic.
    Harold Bloom
  • The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
    Robert Bork
  • I remember interviewing someone I actually felt bad for, and therefore didn't want to take an ironic stance against him. It actually turned out to be a really funny piece.
    Rob Corddry
  • In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests. It offers a stance that is defensive, cowardly and likely to be ineffective.
    Stanley Fish
  • And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense.
    Daryl Hannah

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