demeanor demeanor  /dɪ ˈmi nər/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Her dour demeanor contrasted poorly with that of her fellow Belgian tennis rival Kim Clijsters, whose joie de vivre and conviviality lit up the women's circuit.
  2. There's more to look at than a pleasant demeanor and an Ivy League med school.
  3. But then again the 45-year-old with an unassuming but frenetic demeanor hasn't created your typical Paris eatery.

News

  1. How Technology Is Destroying Jobs

    Automation and advanced digital technologies are eliminating the need for people in a growing number of jobs. We’ve survived severe technological changes before, but this time it might be different: are we facing a future of dismal job opportunities, stagnant income, and worsening inequality? Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Technology Review

  2. Niece’s question brings out lighter side of Tiger

    Your browser does not support iframes. The man has made an entire career on his steely reserve and unflinching demeanor, but during Tuesday's press conference, Tiger Woods reacted to a question more lightheartedly than we've seen in a long time. … Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC on Yahoo! Sports via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Judge admonishes AEG Live CEO about testimony

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief executive of concert promoter AEG Live LLC was told by a judge on Monday to answer questions posed by a lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother without arguing and that his demeanor might be hurting his case.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I was very surprised," Ono said. "He was obviously from a classical background. And he had that sort of demeanor - of a person who was a very sophisticated gentleman, an English gentleman."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Yoko Ono Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There are so many stories out there, most of them horror stories, about getting (Murray) to work on films or of his on-set demeanor, but I have to say ...... he had a real gung-ho attitude," said Kenan.
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Gil Kenan Source: FOXNews

  3. "I like his demeanor throughout it all. He made some plays," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "I thought he represented himself relatively well."
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Mike Tomlin Source: ESPN

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