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tr.v. dis·com·posed, dis·com·pos·ing, dis·com·pos·es
1. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
2. To put into a state of disorder.

dis′com·pos′ed·ly (-pō′zĭd-lē) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
undignified - lacking dignity
composed - serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"


a. descompuesto-a; desordenado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Of course, it was exceedingly ridiculous in Phoebe to be discomposed by such a trifle, and still more unpardonable to show her discomposure to the individual most concerned in it.
I should not like a man who is so soon discomposed by a hot morning.
I don't think Lecount's mad," said Noel Vanstone, with a very blank look, and a very discomposed manner.
Her look so discomposed him that he stopped, wandered, and began anew:
I had been discomposed enough before; but I was so much the more discomposed by this unexpected behaviour, that I was on the point of slinking off, to think how I had best proceed, when there came out of the house a lady with her handkerchief tied over her cap, and a pair of gardening gloves on her hands, wearing a gardening pocket like a toll-man's apron, and carrying a great knife.
In watching his face, I made quite a firework of the Aged's sausage, and greatly discomposed both my own attention and Wemmick's; for which I apologized.
Still discomposed with the idea that his brother, so much injured, and to whom he was so much indebted, had suddenly arrived in his native kingdom, even the distinctions pointed out by Fitzurse did not altogether remove the Prince's apprehensions; and while, with a short and embarrassed eulogy upon his valour, he caused to be delivered to him the war-horse assigned as the prize, he trembled lest from the barred visor of the mailed form before him, an answer might be returned, in the deep and awful accents of Richard the Lion-hearted.
He recognized Albert, but thought it better not to notice him, as he looked so angry and discomposed.
Blaisois seeing Bazin in clerical guise, was a little discomposed at his denials and wanted to pass at all risks, believing too, that the man with whom he had to do was endowed with the virtues of his cloth, namely, patience and Christian charity.
The question discomposed me, but I now felt plainly that my principal was endeavouring (for reasons best known to himself--at that time I could not fathom them) to excite ideas and wishes in my mind alien to what was right and honourable.
Close to where we lay, squatting upon their haunches, were some eight or ten noble-looking chiefs--for such they subsequently proved to be--who, more reserved than the rest, regarded us with a fixed and stern attention, which not a little discomposed our equanimity.
It was glaring with the light of day; it looked so imposing, compared with the hastily built and scantily furnished apartments which he frequented in his ordinary practice, and contained so many well- dressed persons and anxious faces, that his usually firm nerves were a good deal discomposed.