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The state or feeling of being disturbed or agitated; agitation.‘he made the admission without the slightest discomposure’
agitation, discomfiture, discomfort, uneasiness, unease, confusion, disorientation, perturbation, distress, nervousness, flusterednessanxiety, worry, consternation, disquiet, disquietudeembarrassment, abashment, chagrin, loss of facediscombobulationdisconcertment, disconcertion, inquietudeView synonyms
- ‘‘Thank you,’ Hale sputtered in his own discomposure.’
- ‘Reymus watched William leave with a concerned gaze and his pale, silver-blue eyes shone with the slightest bit of discomposure.’
- ‘Manda felt her face flushed at her discomposure.’
- ‘I was a daughter of wealth, I told myself, and not subject to discomposure and embarrassment.’
- ‘Apparently, the whole school knew about my little discomposure.’
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