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Meaning of DISCOMPOSE

Pronunciation:  `diskum'powz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  cause to lose one's composure
 

DISCOMPOSE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: discomfit, disconcert, untune, upset
 
 See Also: abash, afflict, anguish, arouse, bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate, elicit, embarrass, enervate, enkindle, evoke, faze, fire, hurt, kindle, pain, provoke, raise, throw, unnerve, unsettle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`com*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discomposed};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Discomposing}.] [Pref. dis- + compose: cf.
OF. decomposer, F. d['e]composer.]
1. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder;
   to unsettle; to break up.

         Or discomposed the headdress of a prude. --Pope.

2. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the
   composure or equanimity; to agitate.

         Opposition . . . discomposeth the mind's serenity.
                                               --Glanvill.

3. To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.
   [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: To disorder; derange; unsettle; disturb; disconcert;
     agitate; ruffle; fret; vex.

 
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