Deportment De*port"ment, n. [F. d['e]portement misconduct, OF., demeanor. See {Deport}.] Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing. [1913 Webster]

The gravity of his deportment carried him safe through many difficulties. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • deportment — ► NOUN 1) chiefly Brit. the way a person stands and walks. 2) N. Amer. a person s behaviour or manners …   English terms dictionary

  • deportment — [dē pôrt′mənt, dipôrt′mənt] n. [OFr deportement: see DEPORT] the manner of conducting or bearing oneself; behavior; demeanor SYN. BEARING …   English World dictionary

  • deportment — noun /dɪˈpɔɹt.mənt/ a) bearing; manner of presenting oneself: Her deportment impressed her interviewers. b) conduct; public behavior: ...Edy a …   Wiktionary

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  • deportment — noun (U) 1 especially BrE the way that someone stands and walks: As a girl, she had lessons in elocution and deportment. 2 old fashioned especially AmE the way that a person, especially a young woman, behaves in public …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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