deportment


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de·port·ment

 (dĭ-pôrt′mənt)
n.
A manner of personal conduct; behavior. See Synonyms at behavior.

deportment

(dɪˈpɔːtmənt)
n
the manner in which a person behaves, esp in physical bearing: military deportment.
[C17: from French déportement, from Old French deporter to conduct (oneself); see deport]

de•port•ment

(dɪˈpɔrt mənt, -ˈpoʊrt-)

n.
conduct; behavior.
[1595–1605; < French déportement=déporte(r) (see deport) + -ment -ment]
comportment, deportment - Deportment adds the sense of action or activity to a mode of conduct or behavior; comportment, "behavior or bearing," does not have this.
See also related terms for mode.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deportment - (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other peopledeportment - (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
manners - social deportment; "he has the manners of a pig"
citizenship - conduct as a citizen; "award for good citizenship"
swashbuckling - flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
improperness, impropriety - an improper demeanor
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving

deportment

noun bearing, conduct, behaviour, manner, stance, carriage, posture, demeanour, air, mien, comportment Deportment and poise were considered important for young ladies.

deportment

noun
The manner in which one behaves:
action (often used in plural), behavior, comportment, conduct, way.
Translations

deportment

[dɪˈpɔːtmənt] N (= behaviour) → conducta f, comportamiento m; (= carriage) → porte m

deportment

[dɪˈpɔːrtmənt] n (= bearing) [person] → maintien m, tenue f

deportment

nHaltung f; (= behaviour)Verhalten nt, → Benehmen nt; lessons in deportmentHaltungsschulung f, → Anstandsunterricht m

deportment

[dɪˈpɔːtmənt] n (old) (bearing) → portamento; (behaviour) → comportamento
References in classic literature ?
She got through her lessons as well as she could, and managed to escape reprimands by being a model of deportment.
Without seeming to hesitate, he walked into the lodge, and took his seat with a gravity that accorded admirably with the deportment of his hosts.
This person--a gray-headed man, of quiet and most respectful deportment --found it necessary to explain that his master still remained in his study, or private apartment; on entering which, an hour before, he had expressed a wish on no account to be disturbed.
With almost a serene deportment, therefore, Hester Prynne passed through this portion of her ordeal, and came to a sort of scaffold, at the western extremity of the market-place.
His deportment had now for some weeks been more uniform towards me than at the first.
He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed.
Confused by the emotion of the day, and feeling his being there with this Double of coarse deportment, to be like a dream, Charles Darnay was at a loss how to answer; finally, answered not at all.
His deportment would have been fierce in a butcher or a brandy-merchant.
The brief remainder of the evening passed in excited chatter and cigarettes, and in my instructing Nicolete in certain tricks of masculine deportment.
His knowledge of books, however superficial, was sufficient to impress upon their ignorance respect for his supposed learning; and the gravity of his deportment and language, with the high tone which he exerted in setting forth the authority of the church and of the priesthood, impressed them no less with an opinion of his sanctity.
His features are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip and arched nose, his complexion olive, his countenance erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, all his motions graceful, and his deportment majestic.
The strange figure he presented filled Don Fernando and the rest with amazement as they contemplated his lean yellow face half a league long, his armour of all sorts, and the solemnity of his deportment.