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bearing

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bearing

  1. 1 the fact or state of being pertinent <these new facts have some bearing on the case> Synonyms applicability, pertinence, connection, materiality, relevance, relevancyRelated Words appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness; importance, significance; usefulnessNear Antonyms inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptness, infelicity, unfitness, unsuitability; insignificance; meaninglessness, pointlessness, uselessnessAntonyms extraneousness, inapplicability, irrelevance, irrelevancy

  2. 2 the fact or state of having something in common <I don't see any bearing between the quality of this bottle of wine and its rather exorbitant price> Synonyms affinity, association, connection, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationshipRelated Words correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondenceNear Antonyms variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness

  3. 3 the way or manner in which one conducts oneself <always retained his military bearing, even after he entered politics> Synonyms actions, address, behavior, comportment, conduct, demeanor, deportment, geste (also gest) [archaic]Related Words etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; p's and q's; amenity, civility, courtesy, decorum, politeness; air, attitude, carriage, poise, pose, posture, presence; aspect, look, mien; formality, protocol, rules; custom, habit, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, wont; convention, fashion, form, mode, style; affectation, attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; distinctiveness, oddity, peculiarity, singularity, strangeness, uniqueness, weirdness




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