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Composure definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition; as a form of prayer of public composure; a hasty composure.
In the composures of men, remember you are a man.
In this use, this word has given way to composition.
2. Composition; combination; arrangement; order.
When such a composure of letters, such a word, is intended to signify a certain thing.
3. The form, adjustment, or disposition of the various parts.
In composure of his face,
Lived a fair but manly grace.
The outward form and composure of the body.
4. Frame; make; temperament.
His composure must be rare indeed,
Whom these things cannot blemish.
5. A settled state of the mind; sedateness; calmness; tranquility.
When the passions are silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure.
6. Agreement; settlement of differences; composition.
The treaty at Uxbridge gave the fairest hopes of a happy composure.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity" [syn: composure, calm, calmness, equanimity] [ant: discomposure]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1647 a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance ; self-possession Synonyms: see equanimity

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a tranquil manner; calmness. Etymology: COMPOSE + -URE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Composure Com*po"sure, n. [From Compose.] 1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.] Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching. --Evelyn. 2. Orderly adjustment; disposition. [Obs.] Various composures and combinations of these corpuscles. --Woodward. 3. Frame; make; temperament. [Obs.] His composure must be rare indeed Whom these things can not blemish. --Shak. 4. A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose. ``We seek peace and composure.'' --Milton. When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure. --I. Watts. 5. A combination; a union; a bond. [Obs.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Composure is the appearance or feeling of calm and the ability to control your feelings. (FORMAL) For once Dimbleby lost his composure. It was all he could do to stop tears of mirth falling down his cheeks...

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Quiet, tranquillity, calmness, sedateness, placidity, coolness, equanimity, self-possession.

Moby Thesaurus

Buddha-like composure, Oriental calm, acceptance, aplomb, ataraxia, ataraxy, awelessness, calm disposition, calm of mind, calmness, comfort, constraint, contemplation, content, contentedness, contentment, control, cool, coolheadedness, coolness, countenance, discipline, ease, easy mind, entire satisfaction, euphoria, expectation, fulfillment, happiness, icy calm, imperturbability, imperturbation, independence, indisturbance, inexcitability, lucid stillness, marmoreal repose, mental composure, nirvana, nodding acceptance, nonamazedness, nonamazement, nonastonishment, nonmarveling, nonwonder, nonwondering, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, philosophic composure, philosophicalness, philosophy, phlegm, placidity, placidness, possession, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quiet mind, quietism, quietness, quietude, reconcilement, reconciliation, repose, resignation, rest, restfulness, restraint, sangfroid, satisfaction, satori, self-command, self-conquest, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, serenity, silence, silken repose, sleep, slumber, soothingness, stillness, tranquillity, unamazedness, unamazement, unastonishment, unimpressibleness, unruffledness, unsurprise, unsurprisedness, well-being, wise passiveness, wonderlessness


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