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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The way in which a person behaves; deportment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the social non-verbal behaviours (such as body language and facial expressions) that characterise a person

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Management; treatment; conduct.
  • n. Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Conduct; management; treatment.
  • n. Behavior; carriage; bearing; deportment: as, decent demeanor; sad demeanor.
  • n. Synonyms Conduct, Deportment, etc. (see behavior), manner, mien, bearing, air.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Middle English demenen, demeinen, from Anglo-Norman demener, from Old French demener, from de- + mener ("to conduct, lead") + -or, from Latin mināre and Latin minārī "to threaten" (Wiktionary)

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