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posture

pos·ture

posture

 
 
pronunciation:
pas chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the general position or carriage of the body.
His poor posture detracts from his appearance.
synonyms:
carriage
similar words:
attitude, bearing, poise, set, stance
definition 2: a particular body position.
a standing posture
synonyms:
attitude, pose
similar words:
position, set, stance
definition 3: the current position or condition of something.
similar words:
condition, position, situation, standing, state, status quo
definition 4: a general attitude or approach.
a defensive posture
synonyms:
attitude
similar words:
air, approach, aspect, disposition, inclination, mood, outlook, position, stance, view
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: postured, postures, posturing
definition: to put in a particular position; pose.
synonyms:
pose, position
similar words:
arrange, set, situate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to assume an artificial or phony physical or mental attitude in order to create an effect.
synonyms:
attitudinize, pose
similar words:
act, affect, mince, show off, strut
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derivations: postural (adj.), posturer (n.)
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