composed

[ kuhm-pohzd ]
/ kəmˈpoʊzd /

adjective

calm; tranquil; serene: His composed face reassured the nervous passengers.

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Origin of composed

First recorded in 1475–85; compose + -ed2

synonym study for composed

See calm.

OTHER WORDS FROM composed

com·pos·ed·ly [kuhm-poh-zid-lee], /kəmˈpoʊ zɪd li/, adverbcom·pos·ed·ness, nounun·com·posed, adjectivewell-com·posed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for composed

composed
/ (kəmˈpəʊzd) /

adjective

(of people) calm; tranquil; serene

Derived forms of composed

composedly (kəmˈpəʊzɪdlɪ), adverbcomposedness, noun
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