English Synonyms and Antonyms
Position as applied to the arrangement or situation of the human body or limbs may denote that which is conscious or unconscious, of the living or the dead; but we do not speak of the attitude, pose, or posture of a corpse; unless, in some rare case, we might say the body was found in a sitting posture, where the posture is thought of as assumed in life, or as, at first glance, suggesting life. A posture is assumed without any special reference to expression of feeling; as, an erect posture, a reclining posture; attitude is the position appropriate to the expression of some feeling; the attitude may be unconsciously taken through the strength of the feeling; as, an attitude of defiance; or it may be consciously assumed in the attempt to express the feeling; as, he assumed an attitude of humility. A pose is a position studied for artistic effect, or considered with reference to such effect; the unconscious posture of a spectator or listener may be an admirable pose from an artist's standpoint.
position, posture, attitudenoun
the arrangement of the body and its limbs
"he assumed an attitude of surrender"
locating, stead, military posture, view, location, carriage, post, side, status, place, emplacement, military capability, military strength, placement, attitude, strength, mental attitude, stance, spot, perspective, position, office, spatial relation, lieu, positioning, military position, bearing, situation, berth, billet
carriage, bearing, posturenoun
characteristic way of bearing one's body
"stood with good posture"
aim, military posture, charge, military strength, pusher, heraldic bearing, presence, comportment, strength, military capability, baby buggy, passenger car, stroller, carriage, coach, attitude, perambulator, go-cart, mien, position, rig, stance, heading, pushchair, pram, equipage, bearing, armorial bearing, baby carriage
position, stance, posturenoun
a rationalized mental attitude
locating, stead, military posture, view, location, carriage, post, side, status, place, emplacement, military capability, military strength, placement, attitude, strength, stance, spot, perspective, position, office, spatial relation, lieu, positioning, military position, bearing, situation, berth, billet
military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, postureverb
capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
"we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture"
long suit, military posture, bearing, military strength, carriage, force, enduringness, intensity level, strength, military capability, effectiveness, strong point, specialty, persuasiveness, attitude, durability, potency, stance, position, metier, intensity, strong suit, forcefulness, speciality, forte, lastingness
behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
put, stick, dumbfound, beat, set, pose, stupefy, place, gravel, lay, mystify, perplex, bewilder, nonplus, puzzle, sit, get, present, amaze, model, position, personate, baffle, vex, flummox, impersonate
model, pose, sit, postureverb
assume a posture as for artistic purposes
"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
sit down, stupefy, baffle, stick, seat, mock up, get, sit, simulate, put, mystify, flummox, beat, present, place, personate, impersonate, position, dumbfound, perplex, mould, sit around, lay, ride, amaze, mold, baby-sit, gravel, pattern, nonplus, bewilder, vex, set, model, puzzle, pose
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President Putin was striking a now-familiar pose of less-than-perfect posture, an unbuttoned jacket, and knees spread far apart, to convey a particular image.
The Republic of Korea and the U.S. assesses that North Korea's nuclear test and its long-range missile test is a severe threat against peace and stability of Republic of Korea and Asia Pacific Region, in response to the increasing North Korea's threat, ROK and the U.S. will officially discuss deploying THAAD to U.S. Forces in Korea to improve its missile defense posture.
Beijing will express total outrage at the [UN tribunal] ruling, refusing to acknowledge its validity. Vietnam and others will politely applaud a favorable Manila ruling, as it’ll knock down Beijing a peg or two and thus, at least rhetorically, strengthen their own posture versus Beijing.
China's global security posture is becoming more active, and this seems to fit that policy.
What I’m forecasting is that three weeks from now, that process will result (in a decision), and we will still be in the hub and four spokes, i believe we’ll have sufficient resources, and our military commanders have told us we’ll have sufficient resources, to stay in the basic posture.
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