deportment deportment  /də ˈpɔrt mənt/


  • (n) (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people


  1. In deportment there has been little change.
  2. So will one who is coatless, as long as he suggests by his deportmenthunched shoulders, an impromptu newspaper umbrellathat he is alive to his predicament.
  3. Indeed, modern permissiveness in feminine speech, dress and deportment may well make such laws all the more important.


  1. Alphamin Intersects Strong Visual Tin Mineralisation at Its Bisie Tin Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Highlights -- 13 holes completed for 1,444m from the resource drilling at Gecomines (40% complete) -- Tin mineralization defined over 350m (visual cassiterite and previous results) -- Strong cassiterite (Tin oxide) mineralisation intersected in veins up to 600mm thick -- Results expected in June 2013 -- Metallurgical samples sent to SGS Laboratories in Johannesburg for deportment study
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. Compassion In Healthcare: Improving Bedside Manner

    HIPPOCRATIC THOUGHT ON BEDSIDE MANNER: Physicians' manners, dress, bearing, deportment, and conduct were vital and necessary elements of patient care, a tradition that extended from the earliest shamans to the emergence of scientific medicine. The Hippocratic corpus has many references to appropriate conduct and medical etiquette, with several devoted just to physician behavior. The importance ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando


  1. "I think that he has a pretty good deportment mentally where we didn't feel like we had to dress up his confidence any," Miles said with a straight face. "I think he's a pretty confident player. He figures that he's had some success and given...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Les Miles Source: Monroe News Star

  2. "It was their stylishness," writes Trevor, "their deportment, the young wife's beauty, her silence ...... that suggested Scott Fitzgerald, a surface held in spite of unhappiness."
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: William Trevor Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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