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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Serenely self-possessed; calm. See Synonyms at cool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. showing composure.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of compose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self-possessed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from disturbance or agitation; calm; serene; quiet; tranquil.
  • Synonyms Cool, Collected, etc. See calm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

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