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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: demean 'to behave' (14-21 centuries), from Old French demener 'to guide'

demeanour

noun
     
de‧mea‧nour British English , demeanor American English [singular, uncountable] formal
the way someone behaves, dresses, speaks etc that shows what their character is like:
his quiet, reserved demeanour

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