discompose


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dis·com·pose

 (dĭs′kəm-pōz′)
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.

discompose

(ˌdɪskəmˈpəʊz)
vb (tr)
1. to disturb the composure of; disconcert
2. rare to disarrange
ˌdiscomˈposedly adv
ˌdiscomˈposingly adv
ˌdiscomˈposure n

dis•com•pose

(ˌdɪs kəmˈpoʊz)

v.t. -posed, -pos•ing.
1. to upset the order of; disarrange.
2. to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb.
[1475–85]
dis`com•po′sure (-ʒər) n.

discompose


Past participle: discomposed
Gerund: discomposing

Imperative
discompose
discompose
Present
I discompose
you discompose
he/she/it discomposes
we discompose
you discompose
they discompose
Preterite
I discomposed
you discomposed
he/she/it discomposed
we discomposed
you discomposed
they discomposed
Present Continuous
I am discomposing
you are discomposing
he/she/it is discomposing
we are discomposing
you are discomposing
they are discomposing
Present Perfect
I have discomposed
you have discomposed
he/she/it has discomposed
we have discomposed
you have discomposed
they have discomposed
Past Continuous
I was discomposing
you were discomposing
he/she/it was discomposing
we were discomposing
you were discomposing
they were discomposing
Past Perfect
I had discomposed
you had discomposed
he/she/it had discomposed
we had discomposed
you had discomposed
they had discomposed
Future
I will discompose
you will discompose
he/she/it will discompose
we will discompose
you will discompose
they will discompose
Future Perfect
I will have discomposed
you will have discomposed
he/she/it will have discomposed
we will have discomposed
you will have discomposed
they will have discomposed
Future Continuous
I will be discomposing
you will be discomposing
he/she/it will be discomposing
we will be discomposing
you will be discomposing
they will be discomposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discomposing
you have been discomposing
he/she/it has been discomposing
we have been discomposing
you have been discomposing
they have been discomposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discomposing
you will have been discomposing
he/she/it will have been discomposing
we will have been discomposing
you will have been discomposing
they will have been discomposing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discomposing
you had been discomposing
he/she/it had been discomposing
we had been discomposing
you had been discomposing
they had been discomposing
Conditional
I would discompose
you would discompose
he/she/it would discompose
we would discompose
you would discompose
they would discompose
Past Conditional
I would have discomposed
you would have discomposed
he/she/it would have discomposed
we would have discomposed
you would have discomposed
they would have discomposed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discompose - cause to lose one's composurediscompose - cause to lose one's composure  
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
faze, unnerve, unsettle, enervate - disturb the composure of
dissolve - cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
bemuse, discombobulate, bewilder, throw - cause to be confused emotionally
abash, embarrass - cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"

discompose

verb
To impair or destroy the composure of:
Informal: rattle.
Translations

discompose

vt (form)
(= disarrange)in Unordnung bringen; (fig) persondurcheinanderbringen
(= agitate)(völlig) aus der Fassung bringen, verwirren
References in classic literature ?
I understand--you mean that we should not see so much of them," said Christie, with a frank expression of relief so genuine as to utterly discompose her father.
But how came the hand to discompose you so much, if it was only a letter of business?
These I took out and fastened as strongly as I could upon my nose, and thus armed, went on boldly with my work, in spite of the enemy's arrows, many of which struck against the glasses of my spectacles, but without any other effect, further than a little to discompose them.
The isolation of his manner and colour lent him the appearance of a creature from Tophet, who had strayed into the pellucid smokelessness of this region of yellow grain and pale soil, with which he had nothing in common, to amaze and to discompose its aborigines.
My dear,' Mrs Nickleby would say, coming into the room with an elaborate caution, calculated to discompose the nerves of an invalid rather more than the entry of a horse-soldier at full gallop; 'how do you find yourself tonight?
I have cried,' said I, smiling, in spite of my misery; 'and I am calm now, really: so don't discompose me again, nurse: let us say no more about it, and don't mention it to the servants.
You will repay me entirely if you do not discompose yourself, but get well as fast as you can; and since you appear in such good spirits, I may speak to you on one subject, may I not?
The United States isn't rising up to the challenge and is shy to chide the oppressive measures of the de facto rulers in Cairo, so as not to discompose the Saudis, the Emiratis, the Kuwaitis, and the Israelis who are content with the status quo in Egypt.
Time and again, reviewers made reference to the sensations of "dread" and "shock" generated by Moore's writing, depicting her novel as a kind of verbal machine intended to menace and discompose readers.