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1. behaviour

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation.

Synonyms

  • territoriality
  • behavior

Antonyms

  • decency
  • decorum
  • appropriateness

Etymology

  • -iour (English)
  • behave (English)

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2. behaviour

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances.

Synonyms

  • activity
  • action
  • activeness

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • correctness
  • indecency

Etymology

  • -iour (English)
  • behave (English)

3. behaviour

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] manner of acting or controlling yourself.

Synonyms

  • aggression
  • dirty tricks
  • offense
  • behavior
  • discourtesy
  • the way of the world
  • bohemianism
  • activity
  • dirty pool
  • offensive activity
  • the ways of the world
  • doings
  • easiness
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • informality
  • formality
  • courtesy
  • discourtesy

Etymology

  • -iour (English)
  • behave (English)

4. behaviour

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.

Synonyms

  • improperness
  • demeanour
  • deportment
  • personal manner
  • manners
  • correctitude
  • behavior
  • propriety
  • demeanor
  • properness
  • swashbuckling
  • impropriety
  • citizenship
  • trait
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • propriety
  • properness
  • impropriety
  • decorousness

Etymology

  • -iour (English)
  • behave (English)

Sentences with behaviour


1. Noun, singular or mass
While few women or men are powerful enough to retrain a spouse, every individual has the power to change her own behaviour.

2. Noun, plural
Belak also asserts that managers spend up to 40 per cent of their time dealing with interpersonal problems stemming from poor behaviour and misunderstandings.

3. Verb, base form
Although social learning theory shares some similarities with behaviorism, it adds an element of internal thought processes to behaviour, which behaviorism does not study.

4. Adjective
Marginalised employees not only act out on their feelings, but their poor behaviour seeps into the rest of the workforce.

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