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Meaning of composure by Wiktionary Dictionary



    composure ( countable and uncountable; plural: composures )

    1. Calmness of mind or matter, self-possession.


Explanation of composure by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. steadiness of mind under stress

    2. he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity

    Definition of composure by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Composure n. [From Compose.]
      1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.]

      Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching. Evelyn.

      2. Orderly adjustment; disposition. [Obs.]

      Various composures and combinations of these corpuscles. Woodward.

      3. Frame; make; temperament. [Obs.]

      His composure must be rare indeed

      Whom these things can not blemish. Shak.

      4. A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose. “We seek peace and composure.” Milton.

      When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure. I. Watts.

      5. A combination; a union; a bond. [Obs.] Shak.