comportment vs deportment

comportment deportment


  • 1) The manner in which one behaves or conducts oneself
  • 2) deportment, bearing
  • 3) Manner of behaving; bearing; deportment. synonym: behavior.
  • 4) Manner of acting; behavior; bearing.
  • 5) Behavior; demeanor; deportment.


  • 1) apparent level of schooling or training:
  • 2) conduct; public behavior:
  • 3) bearing; manner of presenting oneself:
  • 4) self-discipline:
  • 5) A manner of personal conduct; behavior. synonym: behavior.
  • 6) Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.
  • 7) (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
  • 8) Synonyms Carriage, Conduct, etc. See behavior.
  • 9) Carriage or bearing in intercourse; manner of acting toward or before others; behavior; demeanor; conduct; management.


  • 1) He had few friends, disdained tobacco and beer, was inevitably correct in comportment and dress, had a strong handshake and sincere blue eyes.
  • 2) I believe that you have identified yourself as a 3L yourself, possibly at one of the DC law schools (AU?), and I think you show serious deficiencies in comportment.
  • 3) A crowd of AF officers, young Big Pharma exec trackers, nuke engineers, and a few scattered managers from a plant soon to be closed & sent to China lost all their "comportment".
  • 4) His every attribute had seemed to accentuate his promise: his elegant comportment, his coolness under assault, the way he worked his audiences into a kind of rapture without getting carried away with himself, without shouting or surrendering his detachment.
  • 5) They continued through decent comportment (“In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a humming noise nor drum with your fingers or feet”; and “Kill not vermin, as fleas, lice, ticks, etc., in the sight of others”) and such subjects as table manners (“Cleanse not your teeth with the tablecloth”), to general instructions on treating people considerately.
  • 6) George Will takes three lessons from Wisconsin, and puts Walker in some very heady company: Walker's calm comportment in this crisis is reminiscent of President Reagan's during his 1981 stand against the illegal strike by air traffic controllers, and Margaret Thatcher's in the 1984 showdown with the miners' union over whether unions or Parliament would govern Britain.
  • 7) I became so incensed that I was unable to maintain my journalistic comportment and burst out at him.
  • 8) ‘YMCA members were not so desperate for social acceptance that they would accept without question those ideas of social behaviour and comportment so benevolently introduced to them by their middle-class patrons.’
  • 9) ‘It may not be criminal but, at the end of the day, is this the standard of ethical comportment that we expect from our senior public servants?’
  • 10) ‘Their comportment and appearance are not kooky by any means.’
  • 11) ‘But the move to censure clothes rather than behavior or comportment is dishonest in more ways than one.’
  • 12) ‘Men and women are expected to comply with different norms of behavior and bodily comportment.’
  • 13) ‘There are notable resemblances between the two figures in their comportment and demeanor and, even more so, in their generalized, even-featured beauty.’
  • 14) ‘From a worldly point of view, comportment and appearance were constitutive of identity - the self was, in other words, performative.’
  • 15) ‘Personal comportment often appears crass, loud, and effusive to people from other cultures, but Americans value emotional and bodily restraint.’
  • 16) ‘Maltese culture defines correct behavior and comportment in a variety of ways depending on status, familiarity, age, and social connections.’
  • 17) ‘Both on and off the field, his comportment, intellect and easy manner can only impress and mark him out as the epitome of those rare footballing sorts entirely at one with life at the highest level.’
  • 18) ‘It is below any standard of ethical comportment, even if it is not technically illegal, because of the high standard of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.’
  • 19) ‘Victorian conceptions of women's comportment and their place in society as well as everyone else's place in the Victorian age seem strange and confining.’
  • 20) ‘It is hard to think of people more demure in rhetorical comportment than senior envoys of the UN or the British Foreign Office.’
  • 21) ‘He used the tenets of population biology, ordered by natural selection and biological fitness, to look at societal comportment.’
  • 22) ‘When a stranger calls, no rules of social comportment apply beyond whatever passes for civility from one man to the next.’
  • 23) ‘Embarrassment concerns lighter social gaffes and violations of decorous comportment.’
  • 24) ‘A simple example will illustrate the difference between this disturbed mode of comportment and a more primary manner of embodying temporality and culture.’
  • 25) ‘Despite its potential as a point of connection between theory and comportment, etiquette has been presented in less than favorable light.’
  • 26) ‘Evidently, comportment was the key to both characters.’
  • 27) ‘Consequently, scientific protocols and technologies receive more attention in ethical discourse than everyday ethical comportment and relationships between patients and healthcare providers.’


  • 1) Contrariwise, her elders could have used a lesson or two in deportment.
  • 2) Every time mass deportment had been attempted, it had ended in hunger strikes, riots, and every form of possible protest.
  • 3) `Of course, she has marvellous...' said Wilshere, and his search for a word set the air quivering, `... marvellous deportment.
  • 4) Her deportment is excellent as are her mental powers, and her desire for knowledge is an incentive to all in the school.
  • 5) You like to be prim and neat, and to be good in deportment and ahead in your studies.
  • 6) We sanctify God before others when our deportment is such as invites and encourages others to glorify and honour him; both are required, Lev. x.
  • 7) 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.
  • 8) Woman, with her instinct of behavior, instantly detects in man a love of trifles, any coldness or imbecility, or, in short, any want of that large, flowing, and magnanimous deportment, which is indispensable as an exterior in the hall.
  • 9) Not thus uniform and quiet in their deportment were the human creatures assembled at Waynesville, but, on the contrary, variety and noise were their prevailing characteristics.
  • 10) Her deportment was the subject of reams of scurrility in prose and verse: it lowered her in the opinion of some whose esteem she valued; nor did the world know, till she was beyond the reach of praise and censure, that the conduct which had brought on her the reproach of levity and insensibility was really a signal instance of that perfect disinterestedness and selfdevotion of which man seems to be incapable, but which is sometimes found in woman.
  • 11) As to my kindergarten teachers, Ms. Bave and Mrs. O'Leary, I remember two not-so-sweet old ladies who fussed a bit with my "deportment" and both, born about the time of Lincoln's assassination -- they were both in their 80's -- are lost in the mist of the past.
  • 12) ‘Specific gestures, such as the ‘manual rhetoric’ of Roman orators, as well as the general carriage and deportment of the whole body, have been objects of study since Classical times.’
  • 13) ‘‘Here she learnt the classics, modern languages, arithmetic and astronomy as well as dancing and deportment,’ says Byrne.’
  • 14) ‘The elderly gentleman sitting next to her is transfixed by the perfectly coiffed, frosted blonde hair, the imperious cheekbones and the effortlessly elegant, straight-backed deportment.’
  • 15) ‘Overall, dancing can give children confidence, good deportment and a sense of musicality.’
  • 16) ‘During the 13-week course, which is scheduled to start at the end of February, they will receive coaching in voice, deportment and presentation skills, make-up and grooming.’
  • 17) ‘‘There are people,’ he writes, ‘who are not impressed by our conviction, or by our pride and our stately deportment.’’
  • 18) ‘So far, my lack of ladylike qualities does not seem to have done me any harm, but when the opportunity arose to attend a course in grooming and deportment, I wondered what brave new world I might be about to enter.’
  • 19) ‘As she breezes past me, with deportment so finely tuned she could carry a book on her head, I'm guided into a staid conference room to first meet Jonathan the director.’
  • 20) ‘On top of their confident deportment, which is physically lean and facially striking in the first place, there's a fully made-up, designer appearance.’
  • 21) ‘Most important of all, is posture and deportment.’
  • 22) ‘As I grew up, the formality began to feel more like an elaborate game, one in which appearance and deportment were taken very seriously.’
  • 23) ‘Gene spent six weeks training at a modelling school in Manchester, learning about things like deportment and exercise.’
  • 24) ‘His whole aspect and deportment is such that it suggests that he can't even sit still and read a book in a quiet and un-cheeky manner.’
  • 25) ‘The dress and deportment of both sexes today is a reflection of the despiritualised condition of their lives.’
  • 26) ‘Wearing khaki jacket and trousers, the paunchy, frizzy-haired leader strode confidently behind Kim, his deportment suggesting he was as comfortable in front of the cameras as his guest was.’
  • 27) ‘It includes deportment, such as the style of taking bows.’
  • 28) ‘What they need is intensive theatrical training in skills such as deportment and presentation.’
  • 29) ‘The judges on the night selected the inners on their catwalk routine alone and criteria used to pinpoint the winner included grace, charm, poise, posture, deportment, skin, hair and modelling ability.’
  • 30) ‘The industry will also become more regulated over the years ahead, with drivers sitting tests which will include route selection, customer care and dress and deportment among other things.’
  • 31) ‘On Saturday, the 18-year-old spent hours being coached in vital deportment lessons to give her the edge over dozens of rival finalists who will be competing for the top prize.’
  • 32) ‘Since antiquity, rules for deportment have guided the behaviour of the more privileged classes and those who served them.’
  • 33) ‘Employees in foreign banks are not very different except in their manner of deportment and remuneration.’
  • 34) ‘It conjures up images of upper class society, a world of fancy dress balls and rules for deportment that are anathema to my very soul.’
  • 35) ‘Of course, to gain that aura, the chefs have also had to brush up on their social skills, mannerisms, deportment and general knowledge.’
  • 36) ‘Manners are made up of trivialities of deportment which can be easily learned if one does not happen to know them; manner is personality - the outward manifestation of one's innate character and attitude toward life.’
  • 37) ‘This is because formulations in theological texts or texts of liturgical prayers and hymns, in spiritual writings, even through iconography, conduct of worship and deportment in daily life are all judged by the same criterion.’
  • 38) ‘Morris described it as ‘unobtrusive, quiet and retiring, without being shy, humble and homely in its deportment and habits, sober and unpretending in its dress.’’
  • 39) ‘He will represent the highest standards of military deportment and musical performance, which demonstrate personal and organizational integrity and technical competency.’
  • 40) ‘The comparison child was observed as a control for the level of activity and expectations for deportment in the particular classroom.’
  • 41) ‘Volunteers are assessed and given advice on speech, deportment, mannerism and dress, with the least convincing participants being voted out.’
  • 42) ‘This award will be presented to Mr. Chapman for reaching the highest marks for, academic achievement, conduct and deportment, and involvement in sports and outside activities.’
  • 43) ‘The deportment of Buddhist monks and novices is governed by many exacting rules, and phenomenological accounts of this celibate, contemplative way of life are available in a number of texts.’
  • 44) ‘It has nothing to do with breeding and everything to do with deportment, propriety, and education.’
  • 45) ‘For style in its widest sense is not merely the beauty or the grace or the conventional deportment of language, but its whole expressive apparatus, its breadth of capability.’
  • 46) ‘Who was the madman that spawned this code of deportment?’
  • 47) ‘There's no way to know how nervous these folks are, or how vexed they must be to have their work judged by their deportment.’
  • 48) ‘He couldn't have been sweeter or more relaxed and gets a gold star for his deportment.’
  • 49) ‘The Pandit (as he is called) is a very ancient man, continuing in his habits and deportment the traditions of a thousand years…’
  • 50) ‘The most important things a squire learns from his lord, Milord, are skill at arms and the proper deportment of a knight.’
  • 51) ‘Her hospitality is only equaled by her charity, her graceful deportment by her goodness of heart.’

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