De*mean"or (?), n. [Written also demeanour.] [For demeanure, fr. demean. See Demean, v. t.]

1.

Management; treatment; conduct.

[Obs.]

God commits the managing so great a trust . . . wholly to the demeanor of every grown man. Milton.

2.

Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.

His demeanor was singularly pleasing. Macaulay.

The men, as usual, liked her artless kindness and simple refined demeanor. Thackeray.

 

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