Definition of discompose in English:



[with object]often as adjective discomposed
  • Disturb or agitate (someone)

    ‘she looked a little discomposed as she spoke’
    • ‘I found him this morning somewhat discomposed. His wife and her mother and sister were to arrive yesterday by the morning train.’
    • ‘He is too shrewd to be discomposed by such conversation.’
    • ‘Isis eyed her, not used to seeing Raine so discomposed.’
    • ‘I suddenly felt myself somewhat discomposed; my heart beat rapidly and I had a choking feeling in my throat.’
    • ‘For the second time that day I saw him discomposed.’
    • ‘Even in his discomposed state of mind, Derick was able to compare what the valley people were doing compared to what the people on the mountain had been doing.’
    • ‘The ballet on the one hand discomposes the viewer.’
    • ‘The whites, of course greatly discomposed, had besides a curious look of being painfully shocked by such an outrageous row.’
    • ‘He sighed, slightly relieved to have escaped their self-righteous wrath, but also a bit discomposed.’
    • ‘‘I am not discomposed,’ he said of his review, ‘I will argue through some of the points with him, but I'll need to read it through again before we do that.’’
    • ‘‘I dare say that you are becoming rather desperate,’ she retorted calmly, pleased with his discomposed composure, for she felt more like the lady now, and he the savage.’
    • ‘No, not discomposed or irritated, not even a touch peeved…’
    • ‘Penelope supposed that she shouldn't have poured the tea on her like a child and instead said something cool and witty to discompose Evelyn.’
    • ‘I had been discomposed enough before; but I was so much the more discomposed by this unexpected behavior, that I was on the point of slinking off, to think how I had best proceed.’
    • ‘Always there is the need to retain her poise and never appear to be put out or discomposed.’
    annoy, irritate, infuriate, anger, incense, inflame, enrage, irk, chagrin, exasperate, madden, pique, provoke, nettle, disturb, upset, perturb, put out
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