comportment

[ kuh m-pawrt-muh nt, -pohrt- ]
/ kəmˈpɔrt mənt, -ˈpoʊrt- /

noun

personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior.

Nearby words

  1. componentry,
  2. compony,
  3. componé,
  4. comport,
  5. comportance,
  6. compose,
  7. composed,
  8. composedly,
  9. composer,
  10. composing room

Origin of comportment

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

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British Dictionary definitions for comportment

comportment

/ (kəmˈpɔːtmənt) /

noun

conduct; bearing
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Word Origin and History for comportment

comportment

n.

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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