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Meaning of COMPOSURE

Pronunciation:  kum'powzhur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

COMPOSURE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: calm, calmness, equanimity
 Antonyms: discomposure
 See Also: aplomb, assuredness, cool, disposition, placidity, poise, quiet, repose, sang-froid, self-possession, serenity, temperament, tranquility, tranquillity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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