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pos·ture

 (pŏs′chər)
n.
1.
a. A position of a person's body or body parts: a sitting posture; the posture of a supplicant.
b. A characteristic way of bearing one's body; carriage: stooped posture.
2. Zoology A position of an animal's body or body parts, especially for the purpose of communication: a dog's submissive posture.
3. Relative placement or arrangement: the posture of the buildings on the land.
4. A condition or state under certain circumstances: the nation's posture in the world economy.
5.
a. An attitude or way of behaving, especially when adopted to have an effect on others: assumed a posture of angry defiance.
b. An approach or policy with regard to something: adjusting the government's defense posture.
v. pos·tured, pos·tur·ing, pos·tures
v.intr.
1. To assume a certain, often exaggerated body position; pose.
2. To assume a certain attitude or behave in a certain way, especially to make an impression or gain an advantage: "They postured as Southern Loyalists to win the support of ex-Confederates" (James M. Smallwood).
3. Zoology To assume a certain position of the body or of body parts, often as part of a display.
v.tr.
1. To put into a specific posture; pose: The photographer postured the model.
2. To place in a certain arrangement or condition: an army that was postured for defense.

[French, from Italian postura, from Latin positūra, position, from positus, past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

pos′tur·al adj.
pos′tur·er, pos′tur·ist n.
Synonyms: posture, attitude, carriage, pose1, stance
These nouns denote a position of the body and limbs: erect posture; an attitude of prayer; dignified carriage; a reclining pose; an athlete's alert stance.

posturing

(ˈpɒstʃərɪŋ)
n
false behaviour in order to impress or deceive people
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.posturing - adopting a vain conceited posture
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
Translations

posturing

[ˈpɒstʃəˈrɪŋ] Npose f
the threat to dispatch troops is mere posturingla amenaza de enviar tropas no es mas que una pose de cara al exterior
there was a lot of political posturing going onhabía mucho de fingimiento en las declaraciones políticas

posturing

[ˈpɒstʃərɪŋ] ncabotinage m
political posturing → du cabotinage politiquepost-viral fatigue syndrome post-viral syndrome n (= ME) → syndrome m de fatigue postviralepost-war postwar [ˌpəʊstˈwɔːr] adj [period, world, Britain, reconstruction, architecture] → de l'après-guerre, d'après-guerre
post-war years → l'après-guerre
in the post-war years → après-guerre
References in classic literature ?
I stood a few moments, to let the hearers have a chance to spread my announcement to those who couldn't hear, and so convey it to the furthest ranks, then I made a grand exhibition of extra posturing and gesturing, and shouted:
But after I had had my new suit on, some half an hour, and had gone through an immensity of posturing with Mr.
The chief of the aeronautic establishment near West Point was Cabot Sinclair, and he allowed himself but one single moment of the posturing that was so universal in that democratic time.