Definition of "demeanor" []

  • The way in which a person behaves; deportment. (noun)
  • The way a person behaves towards others; conduct (noun)

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  • Bearing, appearance, or mien (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "demeanor" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Friedman, who's been writing his column for over a decade (before that he co-edited New York magazine's Intelligencer column and contributed to The Observer), has been a controversial figure for negative things he's written, like a recent column on Julia Roberts in which he called her demeanor at the premiere of Duplicity "unexpected and chilling.""
  • "Having recently experienced ER care in a Jersey City hospital and a week later minor surgery (with total anesthesia) in one in Bayonne, I can say with certainty that “amenities” such as responding to reasonable requests, pleasant demeanor from the nurses, and honest answers to questions meant a great deal to me, both with their absence (Jersey) and presence (Bayonne)."
  • "As a new fashion editor, I have experienced everything from subtle shifts in demeanor to snide remarks to outright eye-rolls when people look at my card and see my title."