[ self-kuhm-pohzd, self- ]

  1. being or appearing to be composed; calm.

Origin of self-composed

First recorded in 1930–35

Other words from self-composed

  • self-com·pos·ed·ly [self-kuhm-poh-zid-lee, self-], /ˈsɛlf kəmˈpoʊ zɪd li, ˌsɛlf-/, adverb
  • self-com·pos·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby self-composed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-composed in a sentence

  • Pale and terrified, but never more self-composed, Lady Deringham stepped out to them in a long, white dressing-gown.

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  • There was a shadow of impatience on his face, but it was instantly dissipated by Maggie's self-composed, direct-eyed beauty.

  • As a rule, prisoners are nervous and sometimes tremble when taken into court: but judges are proverbially calm and self-composed.

  • Lady Mary Lambart came last night—a simple, self-composed girl, with a pale face and golden hair.

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  • The minute he had any part to take in the proceedings of the House, he was just as alert, cheerful, self-composed as ever.