deportment

Deportment has to do with how you behave and present yourself. Being polite, well-dressed, and soft-spoken shows excellent deportment.

People say you shouldn't judge by appearances, but how you present yourself — your deportment — matters. How you dress, speak, look and carry yourself is all part of deportment or demeanor. If you're polite, helpful, and smile a lot, your deportment is friendly and kind. If you're constantly swearing and shouting, your deportment is negative and hostile.

Definitions of deportment
  1. noun
    (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    synonyms: behavior, behaviour, conduct, demeanor, demeanour
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    manners
    social deportment
    citizenship
    conduct as a citizen
    swashbuckling
    flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
    correctitude, properness, propriety
    correct or appropriate behavior
    improperness, impropriety
    an improper demeanor
    manner, personal manner
    a way of acting or behaving
    decorousness, decorum
    propriety in manners and conduct
    appropriateness, rightness
    appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    correctness
    the quality of conformity to social expectations
    good form
    behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time
    priggishness, primness
    exaggerated and arrogant properness
    modesty, reserve
    formality and propriety of manner
    grace, seemliness
    a sense of propriety and consideration for others
    decency
    the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
    incorrectness
    lack of conformity to social expectations
    inappropriateness, wrongness
    inappropriate conduct
    indelicacy
    the trait of being indelicate and offensive
    indecorousness, indecorum
    a lack of decorum
    indecency
    the quality of being indecent
    bearing, comportment, mien, presence
    dignified manner or conduct
    bedside manner
    manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient
    dandyism, foppishness
    the manner and dress of a fop or dandy
    gentleness, mildness, softness
    acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
    formality, formalness
    a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
    informality
    a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
    courtesy, good manners
    a courteous manner
    discourtesy, rudeness
    a manner that is rude and insulting
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    trait
    a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
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