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pose

Synonym Discussion of pose

pose, air, airs, affectation, mannerism mean an adopted way of speaking or behaving. pose implies an attitude deliberately assumed in order to impress others.
    • her shyness was just a pose
air may suggest natural acquirement through environment or way of life.
    • a traveler's sophisticated air
airs always implies artificiality and pretentiousness.
    • snobbish airs
affectation applies to a trick of speech or behavior that strikes the observer as insincere.
    • the posh accent is an affectation
mannerism applies to an acquired eccentricity that has become a habit.
    • gesturing with a cigarette was her most noticeable mannerism

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pose

Synonyms and Antonyms of pose

to set before the mind for consideration

  • posed an interesting question for the visiting astronomer
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Phrases Synonymous with pose

put forth, put forward


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pose

Synonyms and Antonyms of pose

to throw into a state of mental uncertainty

  • utterly posed by the barrage of questions
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Phrases Synonymous with pose

blow one's mind, go to one's head

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