discompose

[dis-kuhm-pohz]

verb (used with object), dis·com·posed, dis·com·pos·ing.

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.

Nearby words

  1. discomfortable,
  2. discommend,
  3. discommode,
  4. discommodity,
  5. discommon,
  6. discomposure,
  7. discomycete,
  8. discomycota,
  9. disconcert,
  10. disconcerted

Origin of discompose

First recorded in 1475–85; dis-1 + compose

Related formsdis·com·pos·ed·ly, adverbdis·com·pos·ing·ly, adverbun·dis·com·posed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for discompose

discompose

verb (tr)

to disturb the composure of; disconcert
rare to disarrange
Derived Formsdiscomposedly, adverbdiscomposingly, adverbdiscomposure, noun

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