Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
  • transitive v. To put into a state of disorder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To destroy the composure of something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.
  • transitive v. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.
  • transitive v. To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.

from The 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.

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

  • v. cause to lose one's composure

Etymologies

dis- +‎ compose (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • "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?"

    Chapter 5

  • 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

    Chapter 4

  • 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.

    House in Los Angeles, California

  • 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.

    CARAMBOLES by ALEXANDER DICKOW

  • 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.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • 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

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • 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

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • 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.

    Camilla

  • I beg you will not too much hurry and discompose yourself.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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