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Adjective: composed  kum'powzd
  1. 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"
Verb: compose  kum'powz
  1. Form the substance of
    "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
  2. (music) write music
    "Beethoven composed nine symphonies";
    - write
  3. Produce a literary work
    "She composed a poem";
    - write, pen, indite [archaic]
  4. Put together out of existing material
    "compose a list";
    - compile
  5. Calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
    "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
  6. Make up plans or basic details for
    "compose a policy";
    - frame, draw up
  7. Arrange to make a pleasing picture, artwork, etc.
    "You have composed the picture very well with a great background"

See also: calm, collected, cool, coolheaded, dignified, equanimous, imperturbable, nerveless, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, unagitated, unfazed [informal], unflappable, unflurried, unflustered, unperturbed, unruffled, untroubled

Type of: be, calm, calm down, comprise, constitute, create, create verbally, lull, make, make up, plan, quiet, quieten [Brit], represent, still, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit], tranquillize

Antonym: discomposed

Encyclopedia: Composed