Definition of composure
: a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance : self-possession <The witness started to break down, then paused and regained her composure.>
Examples of composure in a sentence
After the initial shock she regained her composure.
<kept his composure in spite of the repeated provocations>
Origin and Etymology of composure
First Known Use: 1647
Synonym Discussion of composure
COMPOSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of composure for English Language Learners
: calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance
COMPOSURE Defined for Kids
Definition of composure for Students
: calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance <Throughout the crisis he managed to maintain his composure.>
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