composure

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noun com·po·sure \kəm-ˈpō-zhər\

Definition of composure

  1. :  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

  1. After the initial shock she regained her composure.

  2. kept his composure in spite of the repeated provocations

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Origin and Etymology of composure

see compose


First Known Use: 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 English Language Learners

composure

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noun com·po·sure \kəm-ˈpō-zhər\

Definition of composure for English Language Learners

  • : calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance


COMPOSURE Defined for Kids

composure

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noun com·po·sure \kəm-ˈpō-zhər\

Definition of composure for Students

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



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