Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun posture

4 senses of posture

Sense 1
position, posture, attitude -- (the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender")
       => bodily property -- (an attribute of the body)

Sense 2
carriage, bearing, posture -- (characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture")
       => bodily property -- (an attribute of the body)

Sense 3
position, stance, posture -- (a rationalized mental attitude)
       => attitude, mental attitude -- (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun")

Sense 4
military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, posture -- (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")
       => capability, capableness -- (the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally; "he worked to the limits of his capability")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb posture

2 senses of posture

Sense 1
pose, posture -- (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")
       => behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry -- (behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times")

Sense 2
model, pose, sit, posture -- (assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often")
       => expose, exhibit, display -- (to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship")

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