Definition of 'demeanour'
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His demeanour makes him a double joy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Successful haggling requires the calm demeanour of the poker player. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His gentle demeanour gives way only once or twice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a woman whose demeanour suggests she is the opposite of frivolous. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is remembered by colleagues as being unflappable in theatre with a calm demeanour that soothed any histrionics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's something about its look and demeanour that is slightly uncomfortable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The reinvention extends to her general demeanour, too. The Sun (2016)Of course, his fragile looks and haunted demeanour tell a different story. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If so, maintaining a calm demeanour could be your biggest challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His demeanour was calm, as it had been throughout. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His putting was solid, his nerve held when it had to and his demeanour was relaxed and purposeful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His granite constitution is a tremendous asset, while his relaxed demeanour means that he does not expend nervous energy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It requires a bowler with a strong mind, a calm demeanour and a quick understanding of what is required. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has claimed that he was talking under duress, an assertion that seems at odds with his relaxed demeanour in the video published on a tabloid website. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The technique has a deeply calming effect on your breathing and general demeanour - and it will make you walk 2in taller. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But casual demeanour belies a character that, say former colleagues, is rather unforgiving of those not in command of the facts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He has moved into a new home, is engaged, and the settled outlook is being reflected in enthusiastic performances and a relaxed demeanour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Despite all these lessons of history, though, there is something about his present demeanour that makes me think it might be different this time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In addition, they may be able to highlight whether the behaviour you see is her general demeanour, or whether this is something between the two of you. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'demeanour'
British English: demeanour NOUN
Your demeanour is the way you behave, which gives people an impression of your character and feelings.
...her calm and cheerful demeanour.
Definition of demeanour from the Collins English Dictionary
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