demeanor

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Demeanor \De*mean"or\, noun [Written also {demeanour}.] [For demeanure, fr. demean. See {Demean}, verb (used with an object)]

1. Management; treatment; conduct. [Obs.]

God commits the managing so great a trust . . . wholly to the demeanor of every grown man. --Milton.

2. Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.

His demeanor was singularly pleasing. --Macaulay.

The men, as usual, liked her artless kindness and simple refined demeanor. --Thackeray.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

demeanor

noun

1: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people [syn: {demeanor}, {demeanour}, {behavior}, {behaviour}, {conduct}, {deportment}]


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