Definition of deportment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtmənt//
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1(British English) the way in which a person stands and moves lessons for young ladies in deportment and etiquette He has good deportment. deportment classes
  2. 2(old-fashioned, especially North American English) the way in which a person behaves
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (denoting behaviour in general): from French déportement, from the verb déporter, from Latin deportare, from de- ‘away’ + portare ‘carry’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deportment