- to upset the order of; disarrange; disorder; unsettle: The breeze discomposed the bouquet.
- to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb: The bad news discomposed us.
Origin of discompose
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2. discomfit, disconcert.
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Examples from the Web for discompose
All of which might have intimidated the gentle Phoebe, but did not discompose her father.Susy, A Story of the Plains
The temptation to discompose Miss Peggy was too strong to be resisted.About Peggy Saville
Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
The incident did not seem to discompose the Chinese, who disposed of the next prisoner.Blue Jackets
George Manville Fenn
I have been ill,' said she, 'and am still so weak that any trifle can discompose me.'Self-control
Of course the failure did not discompose me, nor shake my belief.There is no Death
- to disturb the composure of; disconcert
- rare to disarrange
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