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composed

[kuh m-pohzd]
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adjective
  1. calm; tranquil; serene: His composed face reassured the nervous passengers.
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Origin of composed

First recorded in 1475–85; compose + -ed2
Related formscom·pos·ed·ly [kuh m-poh-zid-lee] /kəmˈpoʊ zɪd li/, adverbcom·pos·ed·ness, nounun·com·posed, adjectivewell-com·posed, adjective

Synonym study

See calm.

Antonyms

agitated, perturbed.
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Historical Examples

  • Composition is nothing but the logic of vision; an uncomposed view is no more possible than an unlogical sentence.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

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British Dictionary definitions for uncomposed

composed

adjective
  1. (of people) calm; tranquil; serene
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Derived Formscomposedly (kəmˈpəʊzɪdlɪ), adverbcomposedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncomposed

composed

adj.

"calm, tranquil," c.1600, past participle adjective frome compose (v.). Related: Composedly; composedness.

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