- Demeanor is defined as the way a person behaves.
An example of demeanor is someone being peaceful.
This woman has a peaceful demeanor.
outward behavior; conduct; deportment
Origin of demeanorMiddle English demenure ; from demenen, to rule, govern oneself, behave ; from Old French demener, to lead ; from de- (L de), from + mener, to lead ; from Late Latin minare, to drive (cattle) ; from Classical Latin minari, to threaten: see menace
The way in which a person behaves; deportment. See Synonyms at behavior.
(countable and uncountable, plural demeanors)
- The social, non-verbal behaviours (such as body language and facial expressions) that are characteristic of a person.
- The man's demeanor made others suspicious of his intentions.
- A confident demeanor is crucial for persuading others.