[dih-pawrt-muh nt, -pohrt-]


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

Nearby words

  1. depopulate,
  2. depopulation,
  3. deport,
  4. deportation,
  5. deportee,
  6. deposal,
  7. depose,
  8. deposit,
  9. deposit account,
  10. deposit money

Origin of deportment

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

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British Dictionary definitions for deportment



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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Word Origin and History for deportment



c.1600, from French déportement, from déporter "behave" (see deport).

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