Definition of composure in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəmˈpəʊʒə/


[mass noun]
The state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself: she was struggling to regain her composure
More example sentences
  • That all came down to us when we lost composure and control for a few minutes of the game.
  • The control and composure he showed for the first goal was world class.
  • Donny tried to regain composure as tears of hysteria rolled down his cheeks.
self-control, self-possession, self-command, calmness, equanimity, equilibrium, calm, coolness, collectedness, serenity, tranquillity;
aplomb, poise, presence of mind, sangfroid, self-assurance, assurance;
imperturbability, placidity, placidness, impassiveness, impassivity, dispassion, phlegm, stolidity, unexcitability
informal cool, unflappability
rare countenance, ataraxy, ataraxia


Late 16th century (in the sense 'composing, composition'): from compose + -ure.

Words that rhyme with composure

closure, enclosure, exposure, foreclosure

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