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Posture vs. Positure

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Posturenoun

The way a person holds and positions their body.

Positurenoun

See Posture.

Posturenoun

A situation or condition.

Posturenoun

One's attitude or the social or political position one takes towards an issue or another person.

Posturenoun

(rare) The position of someone or something relative to another; position; situation.

Postureverb

(intransitive) to put one's body into a posture or series of postures, especially hoping that one will be noticed and admired

‘If you're finished posturing in front of the mirror, can I use the bathroom now?’;

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Postureverb

(intransitive) to pretend to have an opinion or a conviction

‘The politicians couldn't really care less about the issue: they're just posturing for the media.’;

Postureverb

(transitive) To place in a particular position or attitude; to pose.

‘to posture oneself; to posture a model’;

Posturenoun

The position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose; especially (Fine Arts), the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude.

‘Atalanta, the posture of whose limbs was so lively expressed . . . one would have sworn the very picture had run.’; ‘In most strange posturesWe have seen him set himself.’; ‘The posture of a poetic figure is a description of his heroes in the performance of such or such an action.’;

Posturenoun

Place; position; situation.

‘His [man's] noblest posture and station in this world.’;

Posturenoun

State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs.

‘The several postures of his devout soul.’;

Postureverb

To place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model.

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Postureverb

To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.

Postureverb

Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.

Posturenoun

position or arrangement of the body and its limbs;

‘he assumed an attitude of surrender’;

Posturenoun

characteristic way of bearing one's body;

‘stood with good posture’;

Posturenoun

a rationalized mental attitude

Posturenoun

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’;

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Postureverb

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’;

Postureverb

assume a posture as for artistic purposes;

‘We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often’;

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