Your demeanor is defined as being either your facial appearance or your behavior. When playing poker, don't let your demeanor give away how good your cards are.

Demeanor in English today has evolved from Middle English and Old French to refer to the way one manages or presents oneself, and this definition applies to conduct as well as facial expressions. The way you present yourself often affects how others make judgments about you and therefore, you might want your demeanor to reflect the situation you're in. So, if you're at a birthday party, your demeanor should be happy and smiling!

Definitions of demeanor

n (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

behavior, behaviour, conduct, demeanour, deportment
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social deportment
conduct as a citizen
flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
correctitude, properness, propriety
correct or appropriate behavior
improperness, impropriety
an improper demeanor
manner, personal manner
a way of acting or behaving
decorousness, decorum
propriety in manners and conduct
appropriateness, rightness
appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
the quality of conformity to social expectations
good form
behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time
priggishness, primness
exaggerated and arrogant properness
modesty, reserve
formality and propriety of manner
grace, seemliness
a sense of propriety and consideration for others
the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
lack of conformity to social expectations
inappropriateness, wrongness
inappropriate conduct
the trait of being indelicate and offensive
indecorousness, indecorum
a lack of decorum
the quality of being indecent
bearing, comportment, mien, presence
dignified manner or conduct
bedside manner
manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient
dandyism, foppishness
the manner and dress of a fop or dandy
gentleness, mildness, softness
acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
formality, formalness
a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
courtesy, good manners
a courteous manner
discourtesy, rudeness
a manner that is rude and insulting
Type of:
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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