[ dis-kuhm-poh-zher ]
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  1. the state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; perturbation.

Origin of discomposure

First recorded in 1635–45; dis-1 + composure

Words Nearby discomposure

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How to use discomposure in a sentence

  • The weather had distempered even this impassive creature; and as I went on upstairs I was the less ashamed of my own discomposure.

  • Despite the assurance which he affected, the discomposure of his features betrayed the sensations that agitated him.

  • His face looked a little less bronzed than usual, but he showed no other sign of discomposure.

    The Cattle-Baron's Daughter | Harold Bindloss
  • His hat was in his hand, and his body was obsequiously bent, but there was no discomposure in his lifeless voice and manner.

    Audrey | Mary Johnston
  • Fortunately, neither Sir Edgar nor Adam noticed her discomposure.

    Hildebrand | Anonymous