a) The manner in which one behaves or conducts oneself

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  • Comportment — Com*port ment, n. [F. comportement.] Manner of acting; behavior; bearing. [1913 Webster] A graceful comportment of their bodies. Cowley. [1913 Webster] Her serious and devout comportment. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comportment — index behavior, conduct, demeanor, deportment, manner (behavior), presence (poise) Burton s Legal …   Law dictionary

  • comportment — c.1600, from M.Fr. comportement bearing, behavior, from comporter (13c.) to be disposed, arranged, laid out, from L. comportare (see COMPORT (Cf. comport)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • comportment — ► NOUN formal ▪ behaviour or bearing …   English terms dictionary

  • comportment — [kəm pôrt′mənt] n. [Fr comportement: see COMPORT] behavior or bearing; deportment …   English World dictionary

  • comportment — noun see comport I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • comportment — /keuhm pawrt meuhnt, pohrt /, n. personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior. [1590 1600; < MF comportement. See COMPORT1, MENT] Syn. See behavior. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • comportment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The manner in which one behaves: action (often used in plural), behavior, conduct, deportment, way. See BE …   English dictionary for students

  • comportment — n. behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

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