[dis-kuh m-poh-zher]


the state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; perturbation.

Origin of discomposure

First recorded in 1635–45; dis-1 + composure
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Examples from the Web for discomposure

Historical Examples of discomposure

  • "I say, I must look into that," said Atherstone, with discomposure.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Kirsty's laughter blew Steenie's discomposure away, and he too laughed.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • He could not have expected to meet her here; and his discomposure was obvious.


    Harriet Martineau

  • Though they walked in silence, Bob did not guess her discomposure.

    The Fighting Edge

    William MacLeod Raine

  • His face remained grave, but without the least trace of discomposure.

    The Reef

    Edith Wharton