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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. steadiness of mind under stress;
- Example: "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
[syn: composure, calm, calmness, equanimity]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Composure \Com*po"sure\, n. [From Compose.] 1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. Orderly adjustment; disposition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Various composures and combinations of these corpuscles. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] 3. Frame; make; temperament. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His composure must be rare indeed Whom these things can not blemish. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose. "We seek peace and composure." --Milton. [1913 Webster] When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 5. A combination; a union; a bond. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

composure n 1: steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity" [syn: composure, calm, calmness, equanimity] [ant: discomposure]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "composure": Buddha-like composure, Oriental calm, acceptance, aplomb, ataraxia, ataraxy, awelessness, calm disposition, calm of mind, calmness, comfort, constraint, contemplation, content, contentedness, contentment, control, cool, coolheadedness, coolness, countenance, discipline, ease, easy mind, entire satisfaction, euphoria, expectation, fulfillment, happiness, icy calm, imperturbability, imperturbation, independence, indisturbance, inexcitability, lucid stillness, marmoreal repose, mental composure, nirvana, nodding acceptance, nonamazedness, nonamazement, nonastonishment, nonmarveling, nonwonder, nonwondering, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, philosophic composure, philosophicalness, philosophy, phlegm, placidity, placidness, possession, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quiet mind, quietism, quietness, quietude, reconcilement, reconciliation, repose, resignation, rest, restfulness, restraint, sangfroid, satisfaction, satori, self-command, self-conquest, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, serenity, silence, silken repose, sleep, slumber, soothingness, stillness, tranquillity, unamazedness, unamazement, unastonishment, unimpressibleness, unruffledness, unsurprise, unsurprisedness, well-being, wise passiveness, wonderlessness