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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 of bearing applicability, pertinence, connection, materiality, relevance, relevancyWords Related to bearing appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness; importance, significance; usefulnessNear Antonyms of bearing inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptness, infelicity, unfitness, unsuitability; insignificance; meaninglessness, pointlessness, uselessnessAntonyms of bearing 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 of bearing affinity, association, connection, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationshipWords Related to bearing correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondenceNear Antonyms of bearing 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 of bearing actions, address, behavior, comportment, conduct, demeanor, deportment, geste (also gest) [archaic]Words Related to bearing 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

Synonym Discussion of bearing

bearing, deportment, demeanor, mien, manner, carriage mean the outward manifestation of personality or attitude. bearing is the most general of these words but now usually implies characteristic posture.
    • a woman of regal bearing
deportment suggests actions or behavior as formed by breeding or training.
    • your deportment was atrocious
demeanor suggests one's attitude toward others as expressed in outward behavior.
    • the haughty demeanor of the headwaiter
mien is a literary term referring both to bearing and demeanor.
    • a mien of supreme self-satisfaction
manner implies characteristic or customary way of moving and gesturing and addressing others.
    • the imperious manner of a man used to giving orders
carriage applies chiefly to habitual posture in standing or walking.
    • the kind of carriage learned at boarding school


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