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composure

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noun com·po·sure \kəm-ˈpō-zhər\

Simple Definition of composure

  • : calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance

Full Definition of composure

  1. :  a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance :  self-possession

Examples of composure

  1. After the initial shock she regained her composure.

  2. <kept his composure in spite of the repeated provocations>



1647

First Known Use of composure

1647

Synonym Discussion of composure

equanimity, composure, sangfroid mean evenness of mind under stress. equanimity suggests a habit of mind that is only rarely disturbed under great strain <accepted her troubles with equanimity>. composure implies the controlling of emotional or mental agitation by an effort of will or as a matter of habit <maintaining his composure even under hostile questioning>. sangfroid implies great coolness and steadiness under strain <handled the situation with professional sangfroid>.


COMPOSURE Defined for Kids

composure

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noun com·po·sure \kəm-ˈpō-zhər\

Definition of composure

  1. :  calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance <Throughout the crisis he managed to maintain his composure.>





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