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 Dictionary entry overview: What does composure mean? 

  The noun COMPOSURE has 1 sense:

1. steadiness of mind under stress

  Familiarity information: COMPOSURE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Steadiness of mind under stress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


calm; calmness; composure; equanimity

Context example:

he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity

Hypernyms ("composure" is a kind of...):

disposition; temperament (your usual mood)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "composure"):

aplomb; assuredness; cool; poise; sang-froid (great coolness and composure under strain)

placidity; quiet; repose; serenity; tranquility; tranquillity (a disposition free from stress or emotion)


discomposure (a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure)

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