Definition of "deportment" []

  • A manner of personal conduct; behavior. See Synonyms at behavior. (noun)
  • The manner in which a person behaves, esp in physical bearing (noun)

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Use "deportment" in a sentence
  • "Her deportment is excellent as are her mental powers, and her desire for knowledge is an incentive to all in the school."
  • "You like to be prim and neat, and to be good in deportment and ahead in your studies."
  • "Those are truly honourable, and those only, in place of power and trust, who make conscience of their duty, and whose deportment is agreeable to their preferment."