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Synonyms for behavior
bɪˈheɪv yərbe·hav·ior

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 7 votes

  1. behavior

    Behavior is our action in the presence of others; conduct includes also that which is known only to ourselves and our Maker. Carriage expresses simply the manner of holding the body, especially in sitting or walking, as when it is said of a lady "she has a fine carriage." Bearing refers to the bodily expression of feeling or disposition; as, a haughty bearing; a noble bearing. Demeanor is the bodily expression, not only of feelings, but of moral states; as, a devout demeanor. Breeding, unless with some adverse limitation, denotes that manner and conduct which result from good birth and training. Deportment is behavior as related to a set of rules; as, the pupil's deportment was faultless. A person's manner may be that of a moment, or toward a single person; his manners are his habitual style of behavior toward or before others, especially in matters of etiquette and politeness; as, good manners are always pleasing.

    Synonyms:
    action, bearing, breeding, carriage, conduct, demeanor, deportment, life, manner, manners

    Preposition:
    The behavior of the pastor to or toward his people, on or upon the streets, before the multitude, or in the church, with the godly, or with the worldly, was alike faultless.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 4 votes

  1. behavior

    Synonyms:
    conduct, bearing, demeanor, proceeding, comportment, action, manner, deportment

    Antonyms:
    misdemeanor, misbehavior, misconduct

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. behavior, behaviour, conduct, doingsnoun

    manner of acting or controlling yourself

    Synonyms:
    conduct, demeanour, behaviour, doings, demeanor, deportment

  2. behavior, behaviournoun

    the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances

    "the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments"

    Synonyms:
    conduct, demeanour, behaviour, doings, demeanor, deportment

  3. demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportmentnoun

    (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

    Synonyms:
    conduct, demeanour, behaviour, doings, demeanor, deportment

  4. behavior, behaviournoun

    (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation

    Synonyms:
    conduct, demeanour, behaviour, doings, demeanor, deportment

Editors Contribution3.5 / 2 votes

  1. cantankerous

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. behaviornoun

    Synonyms:
    deportment (on particular occasions), conduct, bearing, demeanor, carriage, manner, mien, air, port

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. behaviornoun

    Synonyms:
    conduct, deportment, actions, demeanor

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How to use behavior in a sentence?

  1. Shasta County Sheriff Michael Johnson:

    It is a case of calculated deception driven, I think, by her narcissistic behavior, and it really had an impact on this community and nationwide as far as that goes.

  2. Paul Bernhardt:

    Sometimes, the dominance is aggressive in style, though usually not, more often, it's loud, brash behavior or other displays that exhibit a feeling of status gain.

  3. Ziv Cohen:

    We know that he couldn't contain his behavior, even in a public place like a restaurant, when we shortly thereafter find her strangled to death, it does suggest a kind of intimate type of homicide, domestic abuse, type of homicide between a couple -- and therefore certainly makes Brian Laundrie the main suspect.

  4. Kirsten Sinema:

    Well, as folks in Arizona know, I've long been a supporter of the filibuster because it is a tool that protects the democracy of our nation rather than allowing our country to ricochet wildly every two to four years back and forth between policies, when you have a system that’s not working effectively—and I think most would agree the Senate is not exactly a well-oiled machine—the way to fix that is to change your behavior, not to eliminate the rules.

  5. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    We have the ability, through airlines, through our relationship with other countries, to put out guidelines that influence the behavior of airport authorities and airport security at overseas airports, in particular, last point of departure airports, and those are mostly in Europe. Some are in the Middle East.


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