deportment

deportment
noun /dɪˈpɔɹt.mənt/
a) bearing; manner of presenting oneself:

Her deportment impressed her interviewers.

...Edy asked what and she was just going to tell her to catch it while it was flying but she was ever ladylike in her deportment so she simply passed it off with consummate tact...


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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deportment — 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

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

  • deportment — 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

  • deportment — [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

  • 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 — [[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

  • deportment — 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

  • 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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