calm; tranquil; serene: His composed face reassured the nervous passengers.

Origin of composed

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

Synonym study

See calm.

Antonyms for composed

agitated, perturbed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for well-composed



(of people) calm; tranquil; serene
Derived Formscomposedly (kəmˈpəʊzɪdlɪ), adverbcomposedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for well-composed



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

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