Discomposed
Discompose Dis`com*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discomposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discomposing}.] [Pref. dis- + compose: cf. OF. decomposer, F. d['e]composer.] 1. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up. [1913 Webster]

Or discomposed the headdress of a prude. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate. [1913 Webster]

Opposition . . . discomposeth the mind's serenity. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

3. To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: To disorder; derange; unsettle; disturb; disconcert; agitate; ruffle; fret; vex. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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