comportment vs. deportment – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Comportment

Definition:

dignified manner or conduct

Examples:

The children are taught comportment at the private school.

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Deportment

Definition:

the way a person behaves toward other people (US) or the way a person stands and walks (UK)

Examples:

You could tell by her dignified deportment that she was well-schooled.

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