American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
- v. To put into a state of disorder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring into disorder; disturb; disarrange; unsettle.
- To disturb peace and quietness in; agitate; ruffle, as the temper or mind of.
- To displace; discard; discharge.
- Synonyms To derange, jumble, confuse.
- To disconcert, embarrass, fret, vex, nettle, irritate, annoy, worry.
- v. transitive To destroy the composure of something
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.
- v. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.
- v. obsolete To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.
- v. cause to lose one's composure
- dis- + compose (Wiktionary)
“I guess that will place you in a sense of mode, are you set up for the scenario from an expense perspective, maybe you can kind of discompose, maybe categorize your expenses by personnel or maybe other items and which part of this question, I mean, obviously, all focus is on your ability to protect the bottom-line.”
“You will repay me entirely, if you do not discompose yourself, but get well as fast as you can; and since you appear in such good spirits, I may speak to you on one subject, may I not?”
“You will repay me entirely, if you do not discompose yourself, but get well as fast as you can; and since you appear in such good spirits, I may speak to you on one subject, may”
“SeSar on 02 Jul 2009 at 11: 47 pm # nice work, actually the point is building does not discompose the siluette but by the way its draw attention too.”
“Or else I unhinge language, dislocate it, as though I were a gnome in a museum tilting picture-frames for a good laugh, just enough to discompose the patrons.”
“But as the wind rushed down the glen, it completely removed for the space of three or four minutes the veil of mist which former gusts had only served to agitate or discompose, and showed them the nature and cause of the interruption which they had met with so unexpectedly.”
“I began to be as impatient at my self, as ever I was at her, to think that such a worthless Thing should discompose the Thoughts of such a Hero, as I there counted my self: But behold what hapned in the midst of the high Conceits”
“In the mean time the poor Cobler was always merry and unconcern'd: He resolv'd at last to try whether Money would discompose him; so watch'd an Opportunity when the Man was out of his Stall, and privately convey'd there a Bag of Money amongst the”
“Mr. Tyrold then feared that opposition might but discompose him, and summoned his youngest daughter and his niece, charging them both to repress their affliction, lest it should accelerate what they most dreaded.”
“I beg you will not too much hurry and discompose yourself.”
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