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[dis-kuh m-poh-zher] /ˌdɪs kəmˈpoʊ ʒər/
the state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; perturbation.
Origin of discomposure
First recorded in 1635-45; dis-1 + composure Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The effect is to make Felix show visible signs of discomposure on his judgment-seat.

    The Epic of Paul William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • He could not have expected to meet her here; and his discomposure was obvious.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • The Prime Minister showed no discomposure; his demeanor was wholly urbane and conciliatory.

    King John of Jingalo Laurence Housman
  • Though they walked in silence, Bob did not guess her discomposure.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • Bishen Singh, showing but little sign of discomposure, salaamed respectfully to the friends and departed.

  • Kirsty's laughter blew Steenie's discomposure away, and he too laughed.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • "I say, I must look into that," said Atherstone, with discomposure.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • His face remained grave, but without the least trace of discomposure.

    The Reef Edith Wharton
  • His face was pale, his eyes red, and there was an air of discomposure about his whole person.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • Lady Blandish smiled, but the baronet's discomposure was not to be concealed.

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