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Another word for bearing

  1. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality

      1. A place on a waterway with facilities for loading and unloading ships.
      2. A city or town on a waterway with such facilities.
      3. The waterfront district of a city.
      1. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
      2. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era.
      3. Sort; type:
      1. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence:
      2. The area immediately surrounding a great personage, especially a sovereign:
      3. A person who is present, especially in an impressive way:
      1. Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind:
      2. An appearance or aspect.
      1. A way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens:
      2. A way of acting; bearing or behavior:
      3. The socially correct way of acting; etiquette:
      1. The way in which a person behaves; deportment.
      1. A colorless, odorless, tasteless, gaseous mixture, mainly nitrogen (approximately 78 percent) and oxygen (approximately 21 percent) with lesser amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, neon, helium, and other gases.
      2. This mixture with varying amounts of moisture and particulate matter, enveloping the earth; the atmosphere.
      3. The sky; the firmament.
      1. To speak to:
      2. To make a formal speech to:
      3. To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of:
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  2. The compass direction in which a ship or an aircraft moves

      1. A quantity, such as velocity, completely specified by a magnitude and a direction.
      2. A one-dimensional array.
      3. An element of a vector space.
      1. The title, subtitle, or topic that stands at the top or beginning, as of a paragraph, letter, or chapter.
      2. The course or direction in which a ship or aircraft is pointing or moving.
      3. A gallery or drift in a mine.
      1. Development in a particular way; progress:
      2. Movement in time; duration:
      3. The direction of continuing movement:
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  3. One's place and direction relative to one's surroundings.

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  4. The fact of being related to the matter at hand

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Another word for bearing

  1. A point of support

  2. Manner of carriage

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  3. Relevance

Synonym Study

  • Manner is applied to customary or distinctive attitude, actions, speech, etc. and, in the plural, refers to behavior conforming with polite conventions
  • Deportment refers to one's behavior with reference to standards of conduct or social conventions
  • Mien , a literary word, refers to bearing and manner, esp. as reflective of one's character or emotional state a man of melancholy mien
  • Demeanor refers to behavior as expressing one's attitude or a specified personality trait a demure demeanor
  • Carriage , also applied to posture, specif. stresses the physical aspects of a person's bearing an erect carriage
  • Bearing , denoting manner of carrying or conducting oneself, refers to characteristic physical and mental posture