demeanor


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de·mean·or

 (dĭ-mē′nər)
n.
The way in which a person behaves; deportment. See Synonyms at behavior.

de•mean•or

(dɪˈmi nər)

n.
1. conduct; behavior; deportment.
2. facial appearance; mien.
[1425–75; demenure; see demean2, -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demeanor - (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other peopledemeanor - (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
manners - social deportment; "he has the manners of a pig"
citizenship - conduct as a citizen; "award for good citizenship"
swashbuckling - flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
improperness, impropriety - an improper demeanor
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving

demeanor

noun
Behavior through which one reveals one's personality:
Archaic: port.
Translations
처신

demeanour

(dimiːnə) (American) demeanor noun
manner; bearing; the way one behaves.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie's bashfulness soon wore off, for Jo's gentlemanly demeanor amused and set him at his ease, and Jo was her merry self again, because her dress was forgotten and nobody lifted their eyebrows at her.
While the others were busily occupied in seeking to gratify their childish passion for finery, by plundering even the miserable effects of the scout, or had been searching with such bloodthirsty vengeance in their looks for their absent owner, Le Renard had stood at a little distance from the prisoners, with a demeanor so quiet and satisfied, as to betray that he had already effected the grand purpose of his treachery.
The founder of this stately mansion--a gentleman noted for the square and ponderous courtesy of his demeanor, ought surely to have stood in his own hall, and to have offered the first welcome to so many eminent personages as here presented themselves in honor of his solemn festival.
When dis old brack man dies, said the negro slowly, changing his whole air and demeanor, he hisself won't go nowhere; but some bressed angel will come and fetch him.
There was a fierce pride and defiance in every line of her face, in every curve of the flexible lip, in every motion of her body; but in her eye was a deep, settled night of anguish,--an expression so hopeless and unchanging as to contrast fearfully with the scorn and pride expressed by her whole demeanor.
There was a kind of cold hearted selfishness on both sides, which mutually attracted them; and they sympathised with each other in an insipid propriety of demeanor, and a general want of understanding.
Philippe himself had a character that was very well-balanced in work and pleasure alike; his demeanor was always faultless; and he was incapable of setting his brother a bad example.
None but provincial youths now retain a respectful demeanor before men of a certain age, and dare neither to censure nor contradict them.
I saw that the body of my dead antagonist had been stripped, and I read in the menacing yet respectful attitude of the warrior who had brought me these trophies of the kill the same demeanor as that evinced by the other who had brought me my original equipment, and now for the first time I realized that my blow, on the occasion of my first battle in the audience chamber had resulted in the death of my adversary.
Seeing from his violent demeanor that he was English, they gave him a ticket for the furthest station on the way thither that the train reached.
Thus the Genoese, subtle as he was, was duped by Edmond, in whose favor his mild demeanor, his nautical skill, and his admirable dissimulation, pleaded.
He assumed, then, the demeanor of one who knows that he is doomed alone to unwritten re- sponsibilities.