composed

[ kuhm-pohzd ]
/ kəmˈpoʊzd /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. componé,
  2. comport,
  3. comportance,
  4. comportment,
  5. compose,
  6. composedly,
  7. composer,
  8. composing room,
  9. composing stick,
  10. composite

Origin of composed

First recorded in 1475–85; compose + -ed2

Related formscom·pos·ed·ly [kuhm-poh-zid-lee] /kəmˈpoʊ zɪd li/, adverbcom·pos·ed·ness, nounun·com·posed, adjectivewell-com·posed, adjective

Synonym study

See calm.

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British Dictionary definitions for composedly

composed

/ (kəmˈpəʊzd) /

adjective

(of people) calm; tranquil; serene
Derived Formscomposedly (kəmˈpəʊzɪdlɪ), adverbcomposedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for composedly

composed

adj.

"calm, tranquil," c.1600, past participle adjective frome compose (v.). Related: Composedly; composedness.

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