noun de·mean·or \di-ˈmē-nər\

: a person's appearance and behavior : the way someone seems to be to other people

Full Definition of DEMEANOR

:  behavior toward others :  outward manner

Examples of DEMEANOR

  1. <the director of the opera company has a haughty demeanor that can be irritating>
  2. Staffs like the one at Veritas have come a long way from the days when sommeliers … intimidated diners with their overbearing demeanor and French accents. —Food & Wine, September 2002

Origin of DEMEANOR

1demean (see 1demean)
First Known Use: 15th century


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