outlook Definition

  • 1a person's point of view or attitude towards life
  • 2a view from a particular place
  • 3the likely future situation

Using outlook: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "outlook" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Her outlook on life is very positive.

  • Example

    From this hill, you can get a beautiful outlook of the city.

  • Example

    The economic outlook for the next year is uncertain.

  • Example

    He has a pessimistic outlook on the future.

outlook Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for outlook

Idioms Using outlook

  • an optimistic view of the future


    Despite the current situation, the CEO has a rosy outlook for the company's growth.

  • to alter one's perspective or attitude towards something


    Traveling to different countries can change one's outlook on life.

  • an improvement in the future prospects of something


    The new government policies have changed the outlook for the better for small businesses.

Phrases with outlook

  • outlook express

    a discontinued email and news client included with Internet Explorer versions 3.0 through to 6.0


    I used to use Outlook Express for my emails before switching to Gmail.

  • a calendar application developed by Microsoft that allows users to manage their time and schedule


    I have a meeting scheduled in my Outlook calendar for tomorrow morning.

  • outlook.com

    a free web-based email service provided by Microsoft


    I prefer using Outlook.com over other email services because of its features.

Origins of outlook

from out + look, meaning to look outwards


Summary: outlook in Brief

The term 'outlook' [ˈaʊtlʊk] refers to a person's perspective or attitude towards life, as well as a view from a particular place. It also denotes the likely future situation, such as 'The economic outlook for the next year is uncertain.' 'Outlook' extends into phrases like 'outlook express,' and idioms like 'rosy outlook,' denoting optimism, and 'change one's outlook,' implying a shift in perspective.

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