[ dih-pawrt-muh nt, -pohrt- ]
/ dɪˈpɔrt mənt, -ˈpoʊrt- /


demeanor; conduct; behavior.
the conduct or obedience of a child in school, as graded by a teacher.

Origin of deportment

1595–1605; < French déportement, equivalent to déporte(r) (see deport) + -ment -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for deportment

/ (dɪˈpɔːtmənt) /


the manner in which a person behaves, esp in physical bearingmilitary deportment

Word Origin for deportment

C17: from French déportement, from Old French deporter to conduct (oneself); see deport
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