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composure

[ kuhm-poh-zher ]
/ kəmˈpoʊ ʒər /
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noun
serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity: Despite the hysteria and panic around him, he retained his composure.
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Origin of composure

First recorded in 1590–1600; compose + -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM composure

non·com·po·sure, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for composure

composure
/ (kəmˈpəʊʒə) /

noun
calmness, esp of the mind; tranquillity; serenity
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