Can you say about someone that he wears his demeanor?

This is the specific sentence: "I was wearing my usual peevish demeanor"


It's grammatically correct.

"Wear" can mean:

to bear or have in one's aspect or appearance: to wear a smile; to wear an air of triumph.

So, wearing a characteristic of personality is perfectly fine.

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  • I agree with segre's answer that "showing" or "displaying" demeanor is more common but if you really want to say "wearing" to sound more creative, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. – Helix Quar Mar 26 '14 at 2:35

"Showing" or "displaying" would be more natural than "wearing". Imagine a peacock's tail. It wears it all the time, but doesn't necessarily display it.

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