Definition of demeanour in English:


Line breaks: de¦mean|our
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmiːnə
(US demeanor)


Outward behaviour or bearing: his happy demeanour
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  • 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, aspect, mien, cast; bearing, carriage, way of carrying oneself; behaviour, conduct, way of behaving, comportment; Britishdeportment


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

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