composure


composure
I noun aequus animus, aplomb, balance, calm, calmness, command of one's faculties, command of temper, complacence, constraint, content, contentment, control, equability, equanimity, equilibrium, evenness, forbearance, fortitude, harmony, imperturbability, imperturbation, indisturbance, inexcitability, moderation, patience, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, poise, presence of mind, quiescence, quietude, repose, reserve, rest, restraint, sedateness, self-assurance, self-command, self-possession, self-restraint, serenity, stability, tolerance, tranquil mind, tranquil I itas, tranquillity II index common sense, longanimity, moderation, sufferance

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  • Composure — Com*po sure, n. [From {Compose}.] 1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. Orderly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composure — Studio album by Waking Ashland Released May 10, 2005 …   Wikipedia

  • composure — c.1600, composition (also, in early use, with many senses now given to COMPOUND (Cf. compound)), from COMPOSE (Cf. compose) + URE (Cf. ure). Sense of tranquility, calmness is first recorded 1660s, from composed calm (1620s). For sense, Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • composure — *equanimity, sangfroid, phlegm Analogous words: coolness, collectedness, imperturbability, nonchalance (see corresponding adjectives at COOL): self possession, aplomb (see CONFIDENCE): placidity, serenity, calmness (see corresponding adjectives… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • composure — [n] calmness, collectedness accord, aplomb, assurance, balance, calm, contentment, control, cool*, cool head*, coolheadedness, coolness, dignity, dispassion, ease, equanimity, equilibrium, evenness, even temper, fortitude, harmony,… …   New thesaurus

  • composure — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being calm and self controlled …   English terms dictionary

  • composure — [kəm pō′zhər] n. [ COMPOS(E) + URE] calmness of mind or manner; tranquillity; self possession SYN. EQUANIMITY …   English World dictionary

  • composure — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ calm, cool, perfect VERB + COMPOSURE ▪ hold, keep, maintain, retain ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • composure — com|po|sure [kəmˈpəuʒə US ˈpouʒər] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: compose] the state of feeling or seeming calm recover/regain your composure (=become calm after feeling angry or upset) ▪ Carter looked stunned, but he soon regained his composure …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • composure — n. 1) to keep, retain; regain one s composure 2) to lose one s composure * * * [kəm pəʊʒə] regain one s composure retain to keep to lose one s composure …   Combinatory dictionary


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