[self-kuh m-pohzd, self-]


being or appearing to be composed; calm.

Origin of self-composed

First recorded in 1930–35
Related formsself-com·pos·ed·ly [self-kuh m-poh-zid-lee, self-] /ˈsɛlf kəmˈpoʊ zɪd li, ˌsɛlf-/, adverbself-com·pos·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-composed

Historical Examples of self-composed

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

  • During the weeks Shorty had known him in camp he had never seen him show anything but a perfectly cold and self-composed face.

    The Doctor

    Ralph Connor

  • He spoke as self-composed as though puttin through a beef-dicker, and no reply was made for several seconds.

    Friar Tuck

    Robert Alexander Wason

  • The was a smile on his lips, a regular satisfied, self-composed smile, but I didnt just like the look in his eyes.

    Friar Tuck

    Robert Alexander Wason

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