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composure Line breaks: com|pos¦ure
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpəʊʒə/

Definition of composure in English:


[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.


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

Words that rhyme with composure

closure, enclosure, exposure, foreclosure
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