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Definition 1: manner of acting or controlling yourself - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for behavior in the sense of this definition

(behavior is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of behavior ) deliberately unfriendly behavior

(... is a kind of behavior ) conduct characteristic of a bohemian

(... is a kind of behavior ) conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike

(... is a kind of behavior ) underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent

(... is a kind of behavior ) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

(... is a kind of behavior ) the quality of being easy in behavior or style

"there was an easiness between them" "a natural easiness of manner"

(... is a kind of behavior ) the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen

"the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world" "she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil" "he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world"

Definition 2: (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for behavior in the sense of this definition

(behavior is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of behavior ) the behavior of a male animal that defines and defends its territory

(behavior belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 3: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for behavior in the sense of this definition

(behavior is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of behavior ) social deportment

"he has the manners of a pig"

(... is a kind of behavior ) conduct as a citizen

"award for good citizenship"

(... is a kind of behavior ) flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior

(... is a kind of behavior ) correct or appropriate behavior

(... is a kind of behavior ) an improper demeanor

(... is a kind of behavior ) a way of acting or behaving

Definition 4: the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances - [noun denoting state]

Samples where behavior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

Synonyms for behavior in the sense of this definition

(behavior is a kind of ...) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

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