Synonyms for bearing at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Find descriptive alternatives for bearing. bearing is the most general of these words but now usually implies characteristic posture. a woman of regal bearing deportment suggests actions or behavior as formed by breeding or training. your deportment was atrocious demeanor suggests one's attitude toward others as expressed in outward behavior. See also: Azimuth In navigation, bearing is the horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north. Absolute bearing refers to the angle between the magnetic North (magnetic bearing) or true North (true bearing) and an object. A bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts. 124 synonyms of bearing from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 291 related words, definitions, and antonyms. Find another word for bearing.