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 ?
"He is celebrated almost everywhere for his deportment."
It has been delightful to me to watch his advances towards intimacy, especially to observe his altered manner in consequence of my repressing by the cool dignity of my deportment his insolent approach to direct familiarity.
It is, perhaps, true that the public had something reasonably to complain of in her deportment; but towards Clifford she was neither ill-tempered nor unkind, nor felt less warmth of heart than always, had it been possible to make it reach him.
The brief remainder of the evening passed in excited chatter and cigarettes, and in my instructing Nicolete in certain tricks of masculine deportment. The chief difficulty I hardly like mentioning; and if the Obstacle had not been present, I certainly dare not have spoken of it to Nicolete.
Indeed, her conversation was so pure, her looks so sage, and her whole deportment so grave and solemn, that she seemed to deserve the name of saint equally with her namesake, or with any other female in the Roman kalendar.
At all events, the health of the good town of Boston, so far as medicine had aught to do with it, had hitherto lain in the guardianship of an aged deacon and apothecary, whose piety and godly deportment were stronger testimonials in his favour than any that he could have produced in the shape of a diploma.
Zoraide might have aided him in the solution of the enigma; at any rate I soon found that the uncertainty of doubt had vanished from his manner; renouncing all pretence of friendship and cordiality, he adopted a reserved, formal, but still scrupulously polite deportment. This was the point to which I had wished to bring him, and I was now again comparatively at my ease.
His fearless deportment, his words, so firm, yet dignified, the shades which by one word he had evoked, recalled to her the past in all its intoxication of poetry and romance, youth, beauty, the eclat of love at twenty years of age, the bloody death of Buckingham, the only man whom she had ever really loved, and the heroism of those obscure champions who had saved her from the double hatred of Richelieu and the king.
Sir William Howe was a dark-complexioned man, stern and haughty in his deportment. He stepped as proudly in that hour of defeat as if he were going to receive the submission of the rebel general.
He frequently attended their religious services, with his people; always enjoining on the latter the most reverential deportment; and he observed that the poor Indians were always pleased to have the white men present.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles, and broad flat feet.
Then she returned to the ball, and gave me a further account of her deportment there, and at the several parties she had since attended; and further particulars respecting Sir Thomas Ashby and Messrs.