1. com- "intensive prefix" + pos- (paus-) + -ure.
- composure (n.)
- c. 1600, "composition" (also, in early use, with many senses now given to compound), from compose + -ure. Sense of "tranquility, calmness" is first recorded 1660s, from composed "calm" (1620s). For sense, compare colloquial to fall apart "to lose one's composure."
- 1. For a minute he looked uncertain, and then recovered his composure.
- 2. It took him a while to regain his composure.
- 3. Stopping only briefly to regain her composure, she described her agonising ordeal.
- 4. The cross-legged deity exudes wisdom and composure.
- 5. At that, Reno lost her cool composure.
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