[kuh m-pawrt-muh nt, -pohrt-]


personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior.

Origin of comportment

From the Middle French word comportement, dating back to 1590–1600. See comport1, -ment

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Related Words for comportment

bearing, presence, actions, deportment, manner, way, conduct

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British Dictionary definitions for comportment



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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