a person’s outward behavior, manner, or appearance, especially as it reflects on mood or character.
– His happy and optimistic demeanor put the employees at ease.
– We guessed that his lack of friends was due to his unfriendly demeanor.
– You could never guess that he was in a bad mood from his jolly demeanor.
– I picked the puppy with the most calm demeanor, because I figured he would be the easiest to train.
behavior, attitude, conduct,
Quip (noun, verb)
(n.) an amusing and clever remark; (v.) to make an amusing or clever remark.
– At the hospital, we asked him why he was so relaxed and he quipped, “It’s the drugs.”
– I believe it was Oscar Wilde who made the famous quip about life mimicking art.
– The late night talk show host was known for his funny quips.
– I think it takes a brilliant mind to come up with funny quips on the fly.
n.) witticism, joke, jibe, wisecrack, clever remark; (v.) joke, jibe, banter,