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The synonyms of “Posture” are: bearing, carriage, military capability, military posture, military strength, strength, position, stance, attitude, comportment, way of sitting, way of standing, stand, standpoint, view, point of view, viewpoint, opinion, way of thinking, frame of mind, outlook, angle, slant, perspective, appearance, look, expression, face, manner, air, countenance, demeanour, pose, mien, aspect, exterior, veneer, show, false display, act, pretence, affectation, model, sit, strike an attitude, put on airs, attitudinize, behave affectedly, strut
Posture as a Noun
Definitions of "Posture" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “posture” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Characteristic way of bearing one's body.
- A way of behaving that is intended to convey a false impression; a pose.
- A particular approach or attitude.
- Capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war.
- The arrangement of the body and its limbs.
- A particular pose adopted by a bird or other animal, interpreted as a signal of a specific pattern of behaviour.
- The position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting.
- A rationalized mental attitude.
Synonyms of "Posture" as a noun (42 Words)
|act||A document attesting a legal transaction.|
He did his act three times every evening.
|affectation||Behaviour, speech, or writing that is pretentious and designed to impress.|
An affectation of calm.
|air||Referring to the use of aircraft.|
The doctor told me to get some fresh air.
|angle||Angle iron or a similar constructional material made of another metal.|
Sloping at an angle of 33 to the horizontal.
|appearance||Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression.|
The rookie made a brief appearance in the first period.
|aspect||Any of a number of particular angular relationships between one celestial body or point on the ecliptic and another.|
The semantics of tense and aspect.
|attitude||Truculent or uncooperative behaviour.|
He had the attitude that work was fun.
|bearing||Characteristic way of bearing one s body.|
|carriage||A small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around.|
A typewriter carriage.
|comportment||Dignified manner or conduct.|
He displayed precisely the comportment expected of the rightful king.
|countenance||The appearance conveyed by a person’s face.|
A pleasant countenance.
|demeanour||The way a person behaves toward other people.|
His happy demeanour.
|expression||Expression without words.|
His manner of expression showed how much he cared.
|exterior||The outer side or surface of something.|
An ideal spot to film exteriors.
|face||A vertical surface of a building or cliff.|
We can often see the dark face of the moon by earthshine.
|false display||A visual representation of something.|
|frame of mind||One of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat.|
|look||An expression of a feeling or thought by looking.|
A look of triumph.
|manner||A style in literature or art.|
Taking notes in an unobtrusive manner.
|mien||A person’s appearance or manner, especially as an indication of their character or mood.|
He has a cautious academic mien.
|military capability||The military forces of a nation.|
|military posture||The military forces of a nation.|
|military strength||The military forces of a nation.|
|opinion||An estimation of the quality or worth of someone or something.|
The area s residents share vociferous opinions about the future.
|outlook||A habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.|
The pleasant outlook from the club window.
|perspective||A particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.|
A perspective drawing.
|point of view||Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass.|
|pose||A posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes.|
Photographs of boxers in ferocious poses.
|position||A condition or position in which you find yourself.|
The company s financial position is grim.
|pretence||The act of giving a false appearance.|
They have always avoided preciousness and pretence.
|show||An outward appearance or display of a quality or feeling.|
Now don t make a show of yourself in front of him.
|slant||A biased way of looking at or presenting something.|
A new slant on science.
|stance||A ledge or foothold on which a belay can be secured.|
The party is changing its stance on Europe.
|stand||The place where someone typically stands or sits.|
The stand of pheasants has been better this year than for many years.
|standpoint||An attitude to a particular issue.|
She writes on religion from the standpoint of a believer.
|strength||The number of people comprising a group, typically a team or army.|
The peacetime strength of the army was 415 000.
|veneer||An ornamental coating to a building.|
A fine grained veneer.
|view||Purpose the phrase with a view to means with the intention of or for the purpose of.|
An aerial view of the military earthworks.
|viewpoint||A person’s opinion or point of view.|
From a purely aesthetic viewpoint I must say that I dislike the design.
|way of sitting||Space for movement.|
|way of standing||Doing as one pleases or chooses.|
|way of thinking||Any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another.|
Usage Examples of "Posture" as a noun
- Trade unions adopted a more militant posture in wage negotiations.
- Politicians have neglected our military posture.
- Despite pulling back its missiles, the government maintained a defiant posture for home consumption.
- I got out of the car in an alert posture.
- Stood with good posture.
- The snake inverts itself into the mock-dead posture.
- He took ballet lessons to improve his posture.
Posture as a Verb
Definitions of "Posture" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “posture” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Place (someone) in a particular attitude or pose.
- Behave in a way that is intended to impress or mislead.
- Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others.
- Adopt (a particular attitude) so as to impress or mislead.
- Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
Synonyms of "Posture" as a verb (8 Words)
|attitudinize||Adopt or express a particular attitude or attitudes, typically just for effect.|
Her column is an exercise in smug attitudinizing.
|behave affectedly||Behave well or properly.|
|model||Construct a model of.|
The research method will be modelled on previous work.
|pose||Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.|
An armed gang posed as policemen to ambush a postman.
|put on airs||Cause (someone) to undergo something.|
|sit||Adopt or be in a position in which one s weight is supported by one s buttocks rather than one s feet and one s back is upright.|
I cannot baby sit tonight I have too much homework to do.
|strike an attitude||Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon.|
|strut||Brace something with a strut or struts.|
Peacocks strut through the grounds.
Usage Examples of "Posture" as a verb
- The companies may posture regret, but they have a vested interest in increasing Third World sales.
- A billionaire posturing as a hero of the working class.
- And still these two were postured motionless.
- She postured and made a total fool of herself.
Associations of "Posture" (30 Words)
|armchair||Lacking or not involving practical or direct experience of a particular subject or activity.|
An armchair traveller.
|bearing||Characteristic way of bearing one s body.|
The Point is on a bearing of 015.
|couch||Lower (a spear) to the position for attack.|
I sat in an armchair and they sat on the couch.
|cringe||Bend one’s head and body in fear or apprehension or in a servile manner.|
I cringed at the fellow s stupidity.
|crouch||A crouching stance or posture.|
We crouched down in the trench.
|gait||The rate of moving (especially walking or running.|
The easy gait of an athlete.
|genuflect||Lower one’s body briefly by bending one knee to the ground, typically in worship or as a sign of respect.|
Politicians had to genuflect to the far left to advance their careers.
|kneel||Be in or assume a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees, as when praying or showing submission.|
In church you have to kneel during parts of the service.
|lay||The laying of eggs or the period during which they are laid.|
I m going to lay a course for Ibiza harbour.
|lean||Cause to lean to the side.|
The vehicle has a definite lean to the left.
|pause||Interrupt action or speech briefly.|
She had paused a tape on the VCR.
|perch||Cause to perch or sit.|
A herring gull perched on the rails.
|preside||Act as president.|
Preside over companies and corporations.
|recline||Cause to recline.|
All the seats recline.
|recumbent||(of a plant) growing close to the ground.|
|repose||Put in a horizontal position.|
Many of the qualities of the great Piero della Francescas the sense of grand stasis of timeless repose seem strongly reincarnated in this work.
|sit||Cause someone to sit.|
He was about to sit for his Cambridge entrance exam.
|sitting||In a seated position.|
A special sitting of Basildon magistrates.
|slouch||Assume a drooping posture or carriage.|
He was slouched in his chair.
|squat||A squatting position.|
A squatty red smokestack.
|stance||The way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted (as in cricket, golf, and other sports); a person’s posture.|
She altered her stance resting all her weight on one leg.
|stoop||Carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward.|
He stooped down and reached towards the coin.
|succumb||Die from the effect of a disease or injury.|
After a few blows there the porcupine succumbs.
|supine||A Latin verbal noun used only in the accusative and ablative cases, especially to denote purpose (e.g. mirabile dictu ‘wonderful to relate’).|
No other colony showed such supine selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried.
Satan is the great tempter of mankind.
|unmoving||Not arousing emotions.|
Claudia sat unmoving behind her desk.
|upright||An upright piano.|
An upright freezer.
|wince||A reflex response to sudden pain.|
He winced at the disgust in her voice.
|yoga||A system of physical, breathing and meditation exercises practiced to promote control of the body and mind.|