demeanor

  • 1demeanor — de·mea·nor /di mē nər/ n: outward manner: way of conducting oneself ◇ A jury may consider a witness s demeanor on the stand in determining the witness s credibility. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. demeanor …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Demeanor — De*mean or, n. [Written also {demeanour}.] [For demeanure, fr. demean. See {Demean}, v. t.] 1. Management; treatment; conduct. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] God commits the managing so great a trust . . . wholly to the demeanor of every grown man. Milton …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3demeanor — late 15c., from obsolete M.E. demean handle, manage, conduct, later behave in a certain way (early 14c.), from O.Fr. demener (11c.) to guide, conduct; to live, dwell, from de completely (see DE (Cf. de )) + mener to lead, direct, from L. minare… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4demeanor — deportment, *bearing, mien, port, presence Analogous words: *behavior, conduct, deportment: *posture, attitude, pose: air, mannerism, *pose, affectation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5demeanor — [n] behavior, manner address, air, attitude, bearing, carriage, comportment, conduct, deportment, disposition, mien, poise, port, presence, set; concepts 411,633 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6demeanor — [di mēn′ər] n. [ME demenure < demenen, to rule, govern oneself, behave < OFr demener, to lead < de (L de), from + mener, to lead < LL minare, to drive (cattle) < L minari, to threaten: see MENACE] outward behavior; conduct;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7demeanor — noun The outward way in which a person behaves, especially towards others. That mans demeanor marked him down as a criminal. Syn: behavior, comportment See Also: demean, misdemeanor …

    Wiktionary

  • 8demeanor — de|mean|or [ dı minər ] noun uncount FORMAL the way you look and behave: His demeanor in court is usually quiet and timid …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9demeanor — noun his normally calm demeanor Syn: manner, air, attitude, appearance, look; bearing, carriage; behavior, conduct; formal comportment …

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  • 10demeanor — /damiynar/ As respects a witness or other person, relates to physical appearance; outward bearing or behavior. Faircloth v. State, 44 Ala.App. 295, 208 So.2d 66, 70. It embraces such facts as the tone of voice in which a witness statement is made …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11demeanor — /damiynar/ As respects a witness or other person, relates to physical appearance; outward bearing or behavior. Faircloth v. State, 44 Ala.App. 295, 208 So.2d 66, 70. It embraces such facts as the tone of voice in which a witness statement is made …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12demeanor — noun Etymology: 1demean Date: 15th century behavior toward others ; outward manner Synonyms: see bearing …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13demeanor — /di mee neuhr/, n. 1. conduct; behavior; deportment. 2. facial appearance; mien. Also, esp. Brit., demeanour. [1425 75; late ME demenure. See DEMEAN2, OR1] Syn. manner, comportment, bearing. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14demeanor — Synonyms and related words: action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, air, bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, brow, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, color, complexion, comportment, conduct,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15demeanor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. behavior, bearing. See conduct, appearance. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. behavior, deportment, manner; see attitude 2 , bearing 2 , behavior 1 . See Synonym Study at bearing . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16demeanor — de·mean·or || dɪ miːnÉ™ n. behavior, conduct; bearing, appearance …

    English contemporary dictionary