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English definition of “deportment”

deportment

noun [U]     /dɪˈpɔːt.mənt/ US  /-ˈpɔːrt-/ formal
the way a person walks and stands : to have good/ bad deportment speech and deportment lessons Posture 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
(Definition of deportment noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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