Outward behaviour or bearing: his happy demeanour
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.
late 15th century: from demean2, probably influenced by obsolete havour 'behaviour'.