Origin of composurecompos(e) + -ure
The definition of composure is the state of being calm and tranquil.
An example of composure is when something upsetting happens but you remain calm and collected instead of becoming overly emotional.
A calm or tranquil state of mind; self-possession.
Origin of composureFrom compose
compose + -ure
- He regained his composure, leveled his eyes on the girl and said, "You can go now."
- Nothing she had gone through in the last month had been more painful than watching him struggle to regain composure now.
- She tried to regain her composure, unable to compare the brief experience with Jule to anything else she'd ever felt.
- The influence of Newcastle and Sandwich, however, was too strong for him; he was thwarted and over-reached; and in 1748 he resigned the seals, and returned to cards and his books with the admirable composure which was one of his most striking characteristics.
- He took the blow with composure, and sank easily into a comparative retirement.