V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a person's outward behavior, manner, or appearance, especially as it reflects on mood or character

Synonyms: behavior, attitude, conduct, disposition, deportment

Antonyms: temperament

Tips: Demeanor refers to a person's outward look and behavior. This is different from temperament, which refers to the part of a person's character that affects his or her general mood and behavior. A person with a fun and lively temperament usually has a fun and lively demeanor, but sometimes may have an agitated or unfriendly demeanor.

Usage Examples:

His happy and optimistic demeanor put the employees at ease. (attitude, disposition)

We guessed that his lack of friends was due to his unfriendly demeanor. (behavior, conduct)

You could never guess that he was in a bad mood from his jolly demeanor. (disposition, attitude)

I picked the puppy with the most calm demeanor, because I figured he would be the easiest to train. (behavior, disposition)

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