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dɪˈmi nərde·meanor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportmentnoun

    (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Wiktionary

  1. demeanornoun

    The outward way in which a person behaves, especially towards others.

  2. Etymology: demenen, from demener, from demener, from de- + mener + -or, from minare and minārī "to threaten"

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  1. demeanor

    Social behavior is behavior among two or more organisms within the same species, and encompasses any behavior in which one member affects the other. This is due to an interaction among those members. Social behavior can be seen as similar to an exchange of goods, with the expectation that when you give, you will receive the same. This behavior can be affected by both the qualities of the individual and the environmental (situational) factors. Therefore, social behavior arises as a result of an interaction between the two—the organism and its environment. This means that, in regards to humans, social behavior can be determined by both the individual characteristics of the person, and the situation they are in.A major aspect of social behavior is communication, which is the basis for survival and reproduction. Social behavior is said to be determined by two different processes, that can either work together or oppose one another. The dual-systems model of reflective and impulsive determinants of social behavior came out of the realization that behavior cannot just be determined by one single factor. Instead, behavior can arise by those consciously behaving (where there is an awareness and intent), or by pure impulse. These factors that determine behavior can work in different situations and moments, and can even oppose one another. While at times one can behave with a specific goal in mind, other times they can behave without rational control, and driven by impulse instead.There are also distinctions between different types of social behavior, such as mundane versus defensive social behavior. Mundane social behavior is a result of interactions in day-to-day life, and are behaviors learned as one is exposed to those different situations. On the other hand, defensive behavior arises out of impulse, when one is faced with conflicting desires.

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  1. demeanor

    Demeanor refers to a person's outward behavior, character, or attitude, often in the context of particular situations. It represents the way a person appears or behaves in front of others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demeanorverb

    management; treatment; conduct

  2. Demeanorverb

    behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien

  3. Etymology: [For demeanure, fr. demean. See Demean, v. t.]

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  1. enamored

  2. one-armed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demeanor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demeanor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of demeanor in a Sentence

  1. Steve LoCascio:

    She made cooking accessible to the masses, taught viewers simple solutions on how to improve their lives and coaxed great stories out of celebrity guests with her relatable down-to-earth demeanor.

  2. Richard Himelfarb:

    [Clinton] will come to the debate armed with a deep knowledge of the issues, but ultimately has to show she can be likeable. She has to come off as dismissive [of Trump’s barbs] but not in a patronizing way, the debate is going to be decided on body language, tone and temperament. It will all be about tone and demeanor and much less about substance.

  3. Dave Allen:

    She was outgoing and nice, she didn’t have any type of violent demeanor whatsoever. That’s why it’s kind of shocking.

  4. Reince Priebus:

    Nancy Reagan embodied what it means to represent America as First Lady and her dignified and warm demeanor inspired America, mrs. Reagan will go down in history as a woman who left her own mark on the White House and our country. She was a longtime friend and supporter of many in our party, and will be sorely missed.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Thad’s well-earned reputation as a ‘quiet persuader’ has endeared him to all his colleagues. Whatever the issue at hand, his allies and adversaries have always admired his unfailingly even keel, sober expertise, and respectful demeanor.

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