Associations to the word «Posture»


POSTURE, noun. The way a person holds and positions their body.
POSTURE, noun. A situation or condition.
POSTURE, noun. One's attitude or the social or political position one takes towards an issue or another person.
POSTURE, noun. (rare) The position of someone or something relative to another; position; situation.
POSTURE, verb. (intransitive) to put one's body into a posture or series of postures, especially hoping that one will be noticed and admired
POSTURE, verb. (intransitive) to pretend to have an opinion or a conviction
POSTURE, verb. (transitive) To place in a particular position or attitude; to pose.

Dictionary definition

POSTURE, noun. The arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender".
POSTURE, noun. Characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture".
POSTURE, noun. A rationalized mental attitude.
POSTURE, noun. Capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture".
POSTURE, verb. Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself".
POSTURE, verb. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often".

Wise words

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Blaise Pascal