[ kuhm-pawrt-muhnt, -pohrt- ]
See synonyms for comportment on
  1. personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior.

Origin of comportment

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Middle French comportement; see comport1, -ment

synonym study For comportment

See behavior.

Words Nearby comportment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use comportment in a sentence

  • The comportment of beef in an atmosphere of carbonic acid, to which carbonic oxide has been added, is curious.

  • She noted the trim figure of him in its peculiar garb, the proud carriage, the even and easy comportment under insult.

    Tharon of Lost Valley | Vingie E. Roe
  • He did everything right—too right; and in dress and comportment was inevitably correct.

  • His subjects regarded him with fear and trembling, and his comportment toward his weaker neighbors was a growing menace.

    A Prince of Anahuac | James A. Porter
  • They had stepped beyond the bounds of gentlemanly comportment, he contended.

    The Sheriff of Badger | George B. Pattullo

British Dictionary definitions for comportment


/ (kəmˈpɔːtmənt) /

  1. conduct; bearing

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