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Comportment vs. Deportment

Comportment
Definition

Dignified manner or conduct

Examples

The children are taught comportment at the private school.

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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