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English definition of “deportment”

deportment

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈpɔːt.mənt/ us    /-ˈpɔːrt-/ formal
the way a person walks and stands: to have good/bad deportment speech and deportment lessonsPosture the way a person behaves: Throughout the ordeal of her husband's funeral, Mrs Kennedy was a model of deportment (= behaved in a controlled and calm way).Behaving, interacting and behaviour
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