dis compose

discompose

[dis-kuhm-pohz]
verb (used with object), discomposed, discomposing.
1.
to upset the order of; disarrange; disorder; unsettle: The breeze discomposed the bouquet.
2.
to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb: The bad news discomposed us.

Origin:
1475–85; dis-1 + compose

discomposedly, adverb
discomposingly, adverb
undiscomposed, adjective


2. discomfit, disconcert.
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discompose (ˌdɪskəmˈpəʊz)
 
vb
1.  to disturb the composure of; disconcert
2.  rare to disarrange
 
discom'posedly
 
adv
 
discom'posingly
 
adv
 
discom'posure
 
n

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