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Another word for posture

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Noun
  1. The way in which one is placed or arranged

      1. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      2. (Aeron.) The position of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to a given line or plane, as the horizon
      3. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself:
      1. A way of behaving or speaking that is assumed for effect; pretense
      2. A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer.
      3. A studied or artificial manner or attitude, often assumed in an attempt to impress or deceive others.
      1. The arrangement of body parts; posture:
      2. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
      3. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances:
    See also:

    posture

  2. The way in which a person holds or carries his or her body

      1. A posture or pose of being cocky, haughty, etc.
      2. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      3. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself:
      1. A wheeled support or frame for carrying a heavy object, such as a cannon.
      2. The manner of holding and moving one's head and body; bearing.
      3. Conduct; behavior
      1. A way of behaving or speaking that is assumed for effect; pretense
      2. A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer.
      3. A studied or artificial manner or attitude, often assumed in an attempt to impress or deceive others.
      1. The way a person or animal stands; standing posture, with special reference to placement of the feet, as the posture of a golfer, baseball batter, etc.
      2. The attitude adopted in confronting or dealing with a particular situation
      3. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action.
    See also:

    posture

  3. A frame of mind affecting one's thoughts or behavior

      1. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      2. (Aeron.) The position of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to a given line or plane, as the horizon
      3. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself:
      1. A point of view; an attitude:
      2. An attitude or point of view.
      3. The view seen from such a place.
      1. The arrangement of body parts; posture:
      2. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
      3. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances:
      1. The attitude adopted in confronting or dealing with a particular situation
      2. A position or point of view:
      3. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action.
    See also:

    attitude

Verb
  1. To assume an exaggerated or unnatural attitude or pose

    See also:

    posture

  2. To represent oneself in a given character or as other than what one is

    See also:

    honest

  3. To assume a particular position, as for a portrait

      1. To put forward or propose (a question, problem, etc.)
      2. To put forth; assert (a claim, argument, etc.)
      3. To assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait.
      1. To be agreeable to one; please:
      2. To sit on (eggs) for the purpose of hatching.
      3. To cause to sit; seat:
    See also:

    posture

Another word for posture

Noun
  1. Stance

      1. A way of behaving or speaking that is assumed for effect; pretense
      2. A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer.
      3. A studied or artificial manner or attitude, often assumed in an attempt to impress or deceive others.
      1. Any of various horse-drawn passenger vehicles, esp. an elegant four-wheeled one with an elevated seat for the driver
      2. A wheeled vehicle, especially a four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle, often of an elegant design.
      3. The manner of holding and moving one's head and body; bearing.
      1. Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
      2. Relevant relationship or interconnection:
      3. Relevance; a relationship or connection.
      1. The attitude adopted in confronting or dealing with a particular situation
      2. The way a person or animal stands; standing posture, with special reference to placement of the feet, as the posture of a golfer, baseball batter, etc.
      3. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action.
      1. (Aeron.) The position of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to a given line or plane, as the horizon
      2. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      3. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself:
      1. The way in which a person behaves; deportment.
      2. Outward behavior; conduct; deportment
      1. Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point:
      2. (Physics) The position of a plane (flat surface) in relation to a liquid or gaseous substance through which it is moving or which is moving past it
      3. (Gram.) A characteristic of verbs, expressed in some languages by inflection, indicating the nature of an action as being completed or single (called perfective or nonprogressive aspect), or as being uncompleted, repeated, or habitual (called imperfective or progressive aspect); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic
      1. A person who is present, especially in an impressive way:
      2. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence:
      3. Impressive bearing, personality, etc. characterized by poise, confidence, etc., often specif. that of a performer before an audience (stage presence)
      1. One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite:
      2. A mode or state of being:
      3. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
  2. Attitude

    See also:

    attitude

Verb
  1. See also:

    pose

Synonym Study

  • Stance refers to a particular way of standing, esp. with reference to the position of the feet, as in certain sports the stance of a golfer
  • Pose suggests a posture assumed, usually deliberately, as for artistic effect to hold a pose for a photographer
  • Attitude refers to a posture assumed either unconsciously, as in manifesting an emotion or state of mind, or intentionally for a particular purpose an attitude of watchfulness, to kneel in an attitude of prayer
  • Posture refers to the habitual or assumed disposition of the parts of the body in standing, sitting, etc. erect posture