1. [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Demeanor \De*mean"or\, n. [Written also demeanour.] [For
demeanure, fr. demean. See Demean, v. t.]
1. Management; treatment; conduct. [Obs.]
God commits the managing so great a trust . . .
wholly to the demeanor of every grown man. --Milton.
2. Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.
His demeanor was singularly pleasing. --Macaulay.
The men, as usual, liked her artless kindness and
simple refined demeanor. --Thackeray.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward
other people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior,
behaviour, conduct, deportment]