- demeanor; conduct; behavior.
- the conduct or obedience of a child in school, as graded by a teacher.
Origin of deportment
Related Words for deportmentbearing, set, cast, aspect, stance, comportment, mien, appearance, actions, air, demeanor, behavior, conduct, port, address, posture
Examples from the Web for deportment
Historical Examples of deportment
Nothing can be changed, and the deportment class has very wisely been abolished.My Double Life
It was almost as if his lordship were giving the Colonel a lesson in deportment.Captain Blood
His wife added to this care uneasiness as to the deportment of her three maidens.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
Society had taught her tact, grace, and elegance of deportment.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
In other respects, the deportment of the females was strictly unexceptionable.The Indian Fairy Book
- the manner in which a person behaves, esp in physical bearingmilitary deportment
Word Origin for deportment
c.1600, from French déportement, from déporter "behave" (see deport).