composure


com·po·sure

noun \kəm-ˈpō-zhər\

: calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance

Full Definition of COMPOSURE

:  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>

First Known Use of COMPOSURE

1647

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