Deportment

  • 1Deportment — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2deportment — I noun actions, address, air, appearance, aspect, attitude, bearing, behavior, breeding, carriage, comportment, conduct, decorum, demeanor, dignity, guise, habitus, look, manner, mien, personal bearing, poise, port, posture, practice, presence,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3deportment — c.1600, from Fr. déportement, from déporter behave (see DEPORT (Cf. deport)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4deportment — 1 *behavior, conduct Analogous words: see those at BEHAVIOR 2 demeanor, *bearing, mien, port, presence Analogous words: *form, formality, ceremony, ceremonial, ritual: *culture, cul …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5deportment — [n] carriage, manner of person actions, address, air, appearance, aspect, bearing, behavior, cast, comportment, conduct, demeanor, mien, port, posture, set, stance; concept 633 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6deportment — ► NOUN 1) chiefly Brit. the way a person stands and walks. 2) N. Amer. a person s behaviour or manners …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7deportment — [dē pôrt′mənt, dipôrt′mənt] n. [OFr deportement: see DEPORT] the manner of conducting or bearing oneself; behavior; demeanor SYN. BEARING …

    English World dictionary

  • 8deportment — noun /dɪˈpɔɹt.mənt/ a) bearing; manner of presenting oneself: Her deportment impressed her interviewers. b) conduct; public behavior: ...Edy a …

    Wiktionary

  • 9deportment — [[t]dɪpɔ͟ː(r)tmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Your deportment is the way you behave, especially the way you walk and move. [FORMAL] Deportment and poise were as important as good marks for young ladies. Syn: manner …

    English dictionary

  • 10deportment — de|port|ment [dıˈpo:tmənt US o:r ] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: déportement, from Old French deporter to behave , from Latin portare to carry ] 1.) BrE the way that someone stands and walks ▪ lessons in manners and deportment 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11deportment — 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

  • 12deportment — noun unprofessional deportment Syn: behavior, conduct, performance; manners, practices, actions …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13deportment — noun Date: 1601 the manner in which one conducts oneself ; behavior Synonyms: see bearing …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14deportment — /di pawrt meuhnt, pohrt /, n. 1. demeanor; conduct; behavior. 2. the conduct or obedience of a child in school, as graded by a teacher. [1595 1605; < F déportement, equiv. to déporte(r) (see DEPORT) + ment MENT] Syn. See behavior. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15deportment — Synonyms and related words: action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, air, bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, carriage, comportment, conduct, culture pattern, custom, demeanor, doing, doings,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16deportment — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. conduct, manners, actions, demeanor; see behavior 1 . See Synonym Study at bearing . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. behavior, conduct, carriage, demeanor, actions, manner, mien, bearing, air, posture. III (Roget s&#8230; …

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