comportment


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comportment

personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior: His comportment was above reproach.
Not to be confused with:
compartment – a space partitioned off; a separate room or section: baggage compartment; a separate function; division

com·port·ment

 (kəm-pôrt′mənt)
n.
Manner of behaving; bearing; deportment. See Synonyms at behavior.

comportment

(kəmˈpɔːtmənt)
n
conduct; bearing

com•port•ment

(kəmˈpɔrt mənt, -ˈpoʊrt-)

n.
bearing; demeanor; behavior.
[1590–1600; < Middle French comportement. See comport, -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.comportment - dignified manner or conductcomportment - dignified manner or conduct    
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
gravitas, lordliness, dignity - formality in bearing and appearance; "he behaved with great dignity"

comportment

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

comportment

[kəmˈpɔːtmənt] N (frm) → comportamiento m

comportment

nVerhalten nt; to study comportmentAnstandsunterricht nehmen
References in classic literature ?
He was slender and dapper, and in appearance and comportment was so sweet- and gentle-spirited that the impression he radiated was almost of sissyness.
The effect of all this was to rob White Fang of much of his puppyhood and to make him in his comportment older than his age.
Though the novelty had not yet worn off, the peaceful comportment of the seals had quieted my alarm.
He did everything right--too right; and in dress and comportment was inevitably correct.
He expressed gratitude to his subjects for their comportment and support during the 21-day ban on drumming and noise making, which came off between June 4th and June 25th this year.
'This case is to be resolved by the courts and the courts alone,' Horsford said, adding 'I want to take the opportunity on this occasion following the first hearing of the Preliminary Inquiry in this matter to commend the Anguillan public for their peaceful and respectful comportment'.
The Premier's straight speaking, his charm and charisma, and his personal comportment - with no extravagant shopping sprees or fancy hotels - have led to a very positive relationship with one of the most difficult and troublesome leaders in the Western world, President Donald John Trump.
In the same vein, he urged them to be guided in their disposition, comportment and conduct, adding that with their new position, they were not expected to be found wanting in any form.
I would like to express my heartfelt respect and appreciation of the comportment shown by His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus as the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people of Japan.
Lahore -- Punjab Minister for Food Samiullah Chaudhary said that food safety was vital comportment in food industry so that controlling the pollution and wrong practices from food production and processing was crucial for the health of consumers.
Some of the gun owners do not have the aptitude and comportment to handle the weapons.
Bush's comportment worked against him as a presidential candidate, because his self-effacement was misconstrued as weakness.