bedside manner


the attitude, approach, and deportment of a doctor with patients: He has a reassuring bedside manner.

Nearby words

  1. bedroom,
  2. bedroom slipper,
  3. beds,
  4. bedsheet,
  5. bedside,
  6. bedsit,
  7. bedsonia,
  8. bedsore,
  9. bedspread,
  10. bedspring

Origin of bedside manner

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for bedside manner

bedside manner

[ bĕdsīd′ ]


The attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.

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