Definition of demeanor in English:

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demeanor

Pronunciation: /dəˈmēnər/
(British demeanour)

noun

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.
Synonyms
manner, air, attitude, appearance, look;
bearing, carriage;
behavior, conduct
formal comportment

Origin

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

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Syllabification: de·mean·or

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