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General words for behaviour and attitudes - thesaurus

Synonyms

default setting

noun

humorous the way in which someone normally behaves and reacts

behaviour

noun

the way that someone behaves

instinct

noun

a natural tendency to behave in a particular way that people and animals are born with and that they obey without knowing why. For example the maternal instinct is a woman’s natural tendency to behave like a mother

outlook

noun

your general attitude to things

human nature

noun

the attitudes, feelings, and reactions that are typical of most people

disposition

noun

the way that someone normally thinks and behaves, that shows what type of person they are

spirit

noun

your attitude to life or to other people

posture

noun

an attitude, or the way that someone behaves towards other people

conduct

noun

formal the way someone behaves, especially in relation to particular rules or accepted ways of behaving

inclination

noun

a tendency to behave in a particular way or to have a particular interest

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attitudinal

adjective

formal relating to or affected by what someone feels about something

bearing

noun

the particular way in which someone stands, moves, or behaves

behavior

the American spelling of behaviour

behaviour

noun

a particular way of behaving

carapace

noun

literary an attitude that someone has developed as a protection against other people

consistency

noun

the ability to remain the same in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities

constrained

adjective

formal behaving in a way that is very controlled and not natural

deal

noun

the way in which you are treated by other people

demeanour

noun

formal the way you look and behave

display

noun

an occasion when someone shows a particular feeling, quality, or attitude

disposed

adjective

formal used for describing what type of attitude you have towards someone

disposition

noun

a tendency to behave in a certain way

excess

noun

formal a way of behaving in which you do dangerous or extreme things

exhibition

noun

a particular way of behaving or performing

exhibition

noun

used in a negative way to talk about behaviour

exterior

noun

the way that someone appears and behaves, especially when this may be different from how they really are

flexibility

noun

the ability to make changes or to deal with a situation that is changing

the full treatment

very good or very bad treatment

it’s (only/just) human nature

used for saying that a particular feeling or type of behaviour is normal and natural

manner

noun

a way of behaving or speaking

mannerism

noun

a particular way of speaking or moving that someone has

mode

noun

informal a particular way of behaving or feeling, or a way of behaving or feeling that is suitable for a particular situation or person

obvious

adjective

behaving in a way that clearly shows that you want something from someone or from a situation

schtick

noun

a particular attitude or way of behaving

spirit

noun

the attitude of people in a group

style

noun

the individual way that someone behaves and does things

way

noun

someone’s individual manner of behaving or speaking

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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