V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) 1. the way in which a person stands or carries his/her body; 2. a physical stance that conveys some attitude; 3. a frame of mind or stance on a particular issue; (v.) 1. to behave in a way that is affected and meant to impress others; 2. to assume a particular posture
Synonyms: (n.) stance, attitude, carriage, demeanor, position, attitude, (v.) pose, pass off
Tips: Think of the related word position. Posture refers to the position in which a person carries his or her body or the position that someone has taken on an issue. You can also posture (behave in a phony way) to create an effect. Or, you can posture (behave) in a manner that lets people know what your emotional or mental attitude toward something is.
The boy's mother was constantly reminding him to sit up and mind his posture. (carriage, position) noun
The government took a defensive posture on the issue. (position, stance) noun
Laurie likes to posture as though she comes from money, but she actually grew up poor. (pose, pass off) verb
Her posture changed dramatically when he asked the question, and you could tell she was offended. (demeanor, attitude) noun
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