discompose

  • 1 discompose — discompose, disquiet, disturb, perturb, agitate, upset, fluster, flurry are comparable when they mean to excite one so as to destroy one s capacity for clear or collected thought or prompt action. Discompose is sometimes only slightly more… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 discompose — I verb addle, afflict, aggravate, agitate, annoy, appall, astound, badger, bedazzle, bedevil, befuddle, bewilder, bring into disorder, browbeat, carp at, chafe, confound, confuse, convulse, cross, daze, dazzle, dement, demoralize, derange,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 discompose — [v] provoke, agitate annoy, bewilder, bother, confuse, discombobulate, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, disorganize, displease, disquiet, disturb, embarrass, faze, flurry, fluster, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, perplex, perturb, pester,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 discompose — ► VERB ▪ disturb or agitate. DERIVATIVES discomposure noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 discompose — [dis΄kəm pōz′] vt. discomposed, discomposing 1. to disturb the calm or poise of; fluster; disconcert 2. Now Rare to disturb the order of SYN. DISTURB discomposure [dis΄ kəmpō′zhər] n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 discompose — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. to destroy the composure of 2. to disturb the order of • discomposure noun Synonyms: discompose, disquiet, disturb, perturb, agitate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 discompose — discomposedly, adv. discomposingly, adv. /dis keuhm pohz /, v.t., discomposed, discomposing. 1. to upset the order of; disarrange; disorder; unsettle: The breeze discomposed the bouquet. 2. to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb: The bad… …

    Universalium

  • 9 discompose — verb To destroy the composure of something Syn: agitate, perturb, unsettle …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 discompose — Synonyms and related words: abash, addle, addle the wits, aggravate, agitate, annoy, badger, bait, ball up, be at, be tedious, beat, beat up, becloud, bedazzle, bedevil, befuddle, beset, bewilder, bore, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 discompose — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. perturb, upset, ruffle, disturb; see bother 3 , disturb 2 , embarrass 1 . See Synonym Study at disturb . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To impair or destroy the composure of: agitate, bother, disquiet, distract, disturb,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 discompose — dis|com|pose [ˌdıskəmˈpəuz US ˈpouz] v [T] formal to make someone feel worried and no longer calm = ↑disturb >discomposure [ ˈpəuʒə US ˈpouʒər] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 discompose — dis·com·pose || ‚dɪskÉ™m pəʊz v. cause disorder; confuse, agitate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 discompose — verb [often as adjective discomposed] disturb or agitate (someone). Derivatives discomposure noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 discompose — v. a. 1. Disorder, derange, disarrange, embroil, jumble, unsettle, confuse, disturb, throw into disorder or confusion. 2. Displease, disquiet, ruffle, agitate, harass, worry, annoy, plague, trouble, vex, fret, nettle, irritate, provoke, chafe. 3 …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 discompose — verb (T) formal to make someone feel worried and no longer calm discomposure noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 discompose — v 1. disarrange, disorder, unsettle, disturb, upset, confuse, disorganize, derange; unhinge, throw into confusion or chaos, disarray, dishevel, tousle, rumple, Inf. muss up; mix up, muddle, jumble, mess up. 2. disturb, agitate, ruffle, discomfit …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 discompose — dis·compose …

    English syllables

  • 19 discompose — dis•com•pose [[t]ˌdɪs kəmˈpoʊz[/t]] v. t. posed, pos•ing 1) to upset the order of; disarrange 2) to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb • Etymology: 1475–85 dis com•po′sure ʒər n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 discompose — /dɪskəmˈpoʊz / (say diskuhm pohz) verb (t) (discomposed, discomposing) 1. to bring into disorder; disarrange; unsettle. 2. to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb. –discomposedly /dɪskəmˈpoʊzədli/ (say diskuhm pohzuhdlee), adverb… …

    Australian English dictionary