Definition of comportment in English:


Line breaks: com¦port|ment
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɔːtm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
Behaviour; bearing: he displayed precisely the comportment expected of the rightful king
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  • YMCA members were not so desperate for social acceptance that they would accept without question those ideas of social behaviour and comportment so benevolently introduced to them by their middle-class patrons.
  • It may not be criminal but, at the end of the day, is this the standard of ethical comportment that we expect from our senior public servants?
  • Their comportment and appearance are not kooky by any means.


late 16th century: from French comportement, from the verb comporter, from Latin comportare (see comport1).

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Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
not showing a serious or respectful attitude