Definition of composure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəmˈpəʊʒə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpoʊʒər//
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the state of being calm and in control of your feelings or behaviour to keep/lose/recover/regain your composure He maintained his composure despite a desperate desire to laugh. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘composing, composition’): from compose + -ure.Extra examples She answered with perfect composure. She closed her eyes for a moment, to gather her composure. She totally lost her composure and began shouting.
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