Comportment


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Mar 16 2019 16

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Today’s word of the day is comportment, C-O-M-P-O-R-T-M-E-N-T. Comportment is a noun that means carriage or bearing.


Our word of the day comes directly from the French. It means something similar to — but not exactly the same as behavior. Behavior is all about what you do, but comportment is a more subtle concept that refers to the way you carry yourself. 


The most recent time he saw his nephew’s punk rock band, Max as able to keep his behavior in check. But there was something about his comportment that suggested he wasn’t happy to be there. 


Comportment is spelled C-O-M-P-O-R-T-M-E-N-T.