Definition of demeanor in English:


Syllabification: de·mean·or
Pronunciation: /dəˈmēnər
(British demeanour)


Outward behavior or bearing: a quiet, somber demeanor
More example sentences
  • He said his demeanour and attitude during questioning was not that of a man who had something to hide.
  • Both men are renowned for their friendly demeanour and reassuring manner.
  • Despite the new grown-up demeanour, some aspects of the girl still spill over.
manner, air, attitude, appearance, look;
bearing, carriage;
behavior, conduct
formal comportment


late 15th century: from demean2, probably influenced by obsolete havour 'behavior'.

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