composure composure  /kəm ˈpoʊ ʒər/


  • (n) steadiness of mind under stress



  1. He is an intelligent even-tempered young man who meets the many racial prejudices he faces with composure and pride.
  2. Republicans turned to politically fraught issues, but Judge Sotomayors composure remained intact.
  3. The town is beginning to contend, however, with 21st-century perils to its composure.


  1. Different finishes for Marco Andretti and Sage Karam at Milwaukee

    Both had earned the pole in their IndyCar events at Milwaukee, but only Karam claimed victory. Sage Karam may have gotten snookered at the start of the Firestone Indy Lights feature event Saturday afternoon on the Milwaukee Mile, but he showed a remarkable bit of composure in the face of the setback.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  2. 47 shot, 8 dead

    As she headed out the door Sunday morning, Adrianne Wilberton put on a brave face. It was time to tell her son the news, and she didn't want him hearing it from anyone else. But her composure unraveled as she walked toward the car, a barrage of neighbors hugging her on the way out of her apartment. By the time she reached the front lawn, the mother of six was in tears. "Our son is dead! Oh Jesus ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: RedEye

  3. PHT: Rask registers signature Cup Final victory

    The B’s goalie was outstanding. He allowed just one goal on 19 shots — Boston was outshot by 15 in the frame — and maintained composure even though he knew his team was under siege.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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  1. "I kept my composure even when I was making a few mistakes. I knew I just had to work my way slowly into the match," Ivanovic, who converted only five of her 20 break point chances, told reporters. "I was just happy to use the chances I had...
    on May 24, 2009 By: Ana Ivanovic Source: Reuters India

  2. "We all want him back and he knows that," Bryant said. "I stressed that to him over and over. Our personality of the team is made up of his composure : his thought process."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  3. Hughes said "There are a lot of good players in the squad but what gives someone the edge is temperament and composure, Jonny has that in abundance. I am convinced he will be around for some time for Northern Ireland and Manchester United."
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Aaron Hughes Source: SkySports

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