Definition for demeanor

noun as in behavior, manner

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The women looked remarkably alike, and even when they were teenagers, some assumed Heidi was the older sister simply because of her demeanor.

With his light heart and “can-do” demeanor — qualities the world embraced as quintessentially American — Zorro soon dominated action-film iconography.

More than a quarter of female teaching assistants recalled examples of undergraduate students making them feel uncomfortable, whether through overt physical harassment or through comments about their appearance or demeanor.

She was struggling personally and the actress’s demeanor on set understandably changed.

Menaker’s time at the magazine nearly ended after he quarreled over an article’s wording with Shawn, whom he described as a genius with “a martyr’s demeanor.”

Francis is well into his seventies, looks it, has a mild demeanor and soft speaking style; but his rhetoric is electrifying.

There are rock-survivor-y types in black, with sunglasses, whose demeanor speaks of lost nights and rare contact with daylight.

Wiry and more grey man than charismatic, Votel is known for his no-nonsense, rather closed demeanor.

Oprah so enjoyed his folksy demeanor and words of wisdom that she invited him onto her show.

She was known for her positivity, cheerfulness, and sweet demeanor.

The language and demeanor of Mr Bellamy seemed decisive of his intentions.

Weston spoke carelessly, puffing at his cigar, for he had recovered his easy demeanor.

Easy of approach, he has still that reserve that bids (p. 334) all sycophants mark well their conduct and demeanor.

Crane was in President Castle's office, and his demeanor was that of a man who has heard disquieting news.

His demeanor toward the elder lawyer is deeply respectful, almost reverential.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demeanor, such as: attitude, disposition, mien, poise, presence, and address.

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