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
This woman has a peaceful demeanor.
Demeanor is defined as the way a person behaves.
An example of demeanor is someone being peaceful.
The way in which a person behaves; deportment. See Synonyms at behavior.
(countable and uncountable, plural demeanors)
- I was extremely nervous for my first lesson; but, Anne's calm demeanor immediately put me at ease.
- By changing her routine, Mimi's pleasant demeanor was setting a new example for the group.
- Her gentle demeanor reveals nothing of the brutality she experienced at the hands of Iraqi prison guards.
- But with her icy cool demeanor & nerves of steel, Penelope has proven to be a very valuable member of the organization.
- While maintaining a strict, no nonsense demeanor, Frost uses encouragement and positivity as her core techniques.