deportment

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French déportement

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

deportment (plural deportments)

  1. bearing; manner of presenting oneself:
    Her deportment impressed her interviewers.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13
      ...Edy asked what and she was just going to tell her to catch it while it was flying but she was ever ladylike in her deportment so she simply passed it off with consummate tact...
  2. conduct; public behavior:
    Their deportment changed visibly as the policeman approached.
  3. apparent level of schooling or training:
    His academic deportment did not match his degree record.
  4. self-discipline:
    The nun's deportment reflected her vocation.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 04:45