Definitions for: Composure

[n] steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

Webster (1913) Definition: Com*po"sure, n. [From Compose.]
1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a
composition. [Obs.]

Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of
composure [in music] and teaching. --Evelyn.

2. Orderly adjustment; disposition. [Obs.]

Various composures and combinations of these
corpuscles. --Woodward.

3. Frame; make; temperament. [Obs.]

His composure must be rare indeed Whom these things
can not blemish. --Shak.

4. A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity;
repose. ``We seek peace and composure.'' --Milton.

When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind
enjoys its most perfect composure. --I. Watts.

5. A combination; a union; a bond. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: calm, calmness, equanimity

Antonyms: discomposure

See Also: aplomb, assuredness, cool, disposition, placidity, poise, quiet, repose, sang-froid, self-possession, serenity, temperament, tranquility, tranquillity

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