composure

[kuhm-poh-zher]
noun
serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity: Despite the hysteria and panic around him, he retained his composure.

Origin:
1590–1600; compose + -ure

noncomposure, noun


equability, serenity, quiet, coolness, equanimity, self-possession.


agitation.
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composure (kəmˈpəʊʒə)
 
n
calmness, esp of the mind; tranquillity; serenity

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composure
c.1600, with many senses now given to composition or compound, from compose + -ure. Sense of "tranquility, calmness" is first recorded 1660s, from composed "calm" (1620s). For sense, cf. colloquial to fall apart "to lose one's composure."
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Example sentences
The weather was stormy, the wind blowing and still it kept its grip and
  composure.
Unless you are absolutely desperate and able to maintain your composure when
  your doing other work you don't need to do.
Of course there are people who can take losses beyond their means with perfect
  cheerfulness and composure.
He looks fit and keeps his composure admirably as he tries to play scenes with
  obvious amateurs.
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