discomposed


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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.
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"
Translations

discomposed

a. descompuesto-a; desordenado-a.
References in classic literature ?
At these words Mrs Bridget discomposed her features with a smile (a thing very unusual to her).
The driver was evidently discomposed by the lateness of my arrival.
Old Sharon was not in the least discomposed by this fresh check.
The profound astonishment with which her son regarded her during this long address, gradually increasing as it approached its climax in no way discomposed Mrs Nickleby, but rather exalted her opinion of her own cleverness; therefore, merely stopping to remark, with much complacency, that she had fully expected him to be surprised, she entered on a vast quantity of circumstantial evidence of a particularly incoherent and perplexing kind; the upshot of which was, to establish, beyond the possibility of doubt, that Mr Frank Cheeryble had fallen desperately in love with Kate.
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.
Price, coming abroad with a fine family of children, feeling a little respite of her weekly cares, and only discomposed if she saw her boys run into danger, or Rebecca pass by with a flower in her hat.
In another minute I was walking side by side with the woman who had sternly repudiated me as a member of her family; feeling, I own, terribly discomposed, and not knowing in the least whether I ought or ought not to assume the responsibility, in my husband's absence, of telling her who I was.
George Herbert, which used to be so trim and clean, came into that company so soiled and discomposed. But he told them the occasion.
The woman had observed his entrance, although it seemed in no way to have discomposed her.
It was granted immediately, though the lady still appeared much ruffled and discomposed by the degrading supposition.
In Sun, Romero's control of his body allows him to achieve sustained, intimate contact with the bull ("Each time he let the bull pass so close that the man and the bull and the cape that filled and pivoted ahead of the bull formed one sharply etched mass" [SAR 173]) without "wasting the bull;" he kills the bull when it is "smoothly worn down," "not winded and discomposed" (134).
(27) Whereas Wordsworth's famous sonnet on Westminster Bridge resolves instability into the composed stillness of the city scene he is about to leave behind, Landon stages, on the city's margins, a thrillingly discomposed subjectivity whose mobility correlates with its openness to the city's immensity and roar.