de-, 向下，强调。-mean, 同-men,管理，引导，词源同amenable, promenade. 词义引申为良好的风度和举止。
- demeanor (n.)
- late 15c., from obsolete Middle English demean "handle, manage, conduct," later "behave in a certain way" (early 14c.), from Old French demener (11c.) "to guide, conduct; to live, dwell," from de- "completely" (see de-) + mener "to lead, direct," from Latin minare "to threaten," in Late Latin "to drive (a herd of animals);" see menace. Sense in English evolved from notion of "conduct, manage" (oneself). Spelling changed by influence of nouns in -or, -our.
- 1. She is quiet in her demeanor.
- 2. The old soldier never lost his military demeanor.
- 3. A man's demeanor is high and elegant.
- 4. One's demeanor is upright.
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- 5. His good demeanor spoke well for him when he went to apply for the job.
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