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Consider the following context:



"My dog walked past my girlfriend and touched her dress. She got angry and kicked him very hard, he started crying."



So, in this context, would it make sense to say:



"That says a lot about her temper and demeanour?"



(Could the word 'demeanour' be used in this context?)

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"My dog walked past my girlfriend and touched her dress. She got angry and kicked him very hard. He started crying."

So, in this context, would it make sense to say:

That says a lot about her temper and demeanour?"

(Could the word 'demeanour' be used in this context?) No, I wouldn't. The word deals with her outward display of feelings, rather than her deeper character which seems to be the issue here.

Clive.

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Christine Christie(Could the word 'demeanour' be used in this context?)

I wouldn't. Her cheery, kindly demeanor might be a facade covering her cruel, spiteful heart.

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