Definition of Discompose

1. Verb. Cause to lose one's composure. "The performance is likely to discompose Sue"




Definition of Discompose

1. v. t. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.

Definition of Discompose

1. Verb. (transitive) To destroy the composure of something ¹

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Definition of Discompose

1. [v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discompose

discommoding
discommodious
discommodiously
discommodiousness
discommodity
discommon
discommoned
discommoning
discommons
discommunity
discompany
discomplexion
discomplexioned
discompliance
discompose (current term)
discomposed
discomposes
discomposing
discomposingly
discomposition
discomposure
discomposures
discompt
discompted
discompting
discompts
discomycete
discomycetous
disconcert

Literary usage of Discompose

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1. The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life by Charles Beard (1867)
"... so groundlessly assailed, or to discompose that person by a knowledge of the indignity, was not in my intention. The question then pressed, ..."

2. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"Such miserable objects affect the compassionate beholder with dismal ideas, discompose the cheerfulness of his mind, and deprive him of the pleasure he ..."

3. Passages from the American Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1868)
"with their heads in a forked stick, in order not to discompose it. At the battle of Edge Hill, October 23, 1642, Captain John Smith, a soldier of note, ..."

4. Selections from the Christian Poets, Ancient and Modern (1851)
"FIERCE passions discompose the mind, As tempests vex the sea ; But calm content and peace we find, When, Lord, we turn to Thee. ..."

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