[kuh m-pawrt-muh nt, -pohrt-]
- personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior.
Origin of comportment
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Examples from the Web for comportment
And those now have very little to do with any notion of excellence, either of character or of comportment.Tina Brown: Why Kim Kardashian Isn’t ‘Aspirational'
April 1, 2014
Rather was there something eager and rapt about the comportment of the people.John Splendid
What did surprise me, when anon the sea rolled close up to the cottage, was the comportment of the young artist himself.And Even Now
His comportment was cheerful in a sober fashion, notwithstanding the transparent perturbation of his spirit.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
He did everything right—too right; and in dress and comportment was inevitably correct.The Strength of the Strong
The comportment of beef in an atmosphere of carbonic acid, to which carbonic oxide has been added, is curious.
- conduct; bearing
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Word Origin and History for comportment
c.1600, from Middle French comportement "bearing, behavior," from comporter (13c.) "to be disposed, arranged, laid out," from Latin comportare (see comport).
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