Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb compose

6 senses of compose

Sense 1
compose -- (form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality")
       => constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be -- (form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army")

Sense 2
compose, write -- (write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")
       => create verbally -- (create with or from words)

Sense 4
compose, compile -- (put together out of existing material; "compile a list")
       => make -- (make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones")

Sense 5
compose -- (calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult")
       => calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still -- (make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear")

Sense 6
frame, compose, draw up -- (make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy")
       => plan -- (make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family")

Antonyms of adj composed

1 sense of composed

Sense 1
composed (vs. discomposed) -- (serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time")

discomposed (vs. composed) -- (having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air")
        => abashed, chagrined, embarrassed -- (feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious; "felt abashed at the extravagant praise"; "chagrined at the poor sales of his book"; "was embarrassed by her child's tantrums")
        => blushful, blushing (prenominal), red-faced -- (having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset; "the blushing boy was brought before the Principal"; "her blushful beau"; "was red-faced with anger")
        => bothered, daunted, fazed -- (caused to show discomposure; "refused to be fazed by the objections")
        => discombobulated, disconcerted -- (having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion; "the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand"; "looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw)
        => flustered, hot and bothered (predicate), perturbed, rattled -- (thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term))
        => unstrung -- (emotionally upset; "the incident left him unstrung and incapable of rational effort")

Similarity of adj composed

1 sense of composed

Sense 1
composed (vs. discomposed) -- (serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time")
       => calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil -- (not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country")
       => imperturbable, unflappable -- (not easily perturbed or excited or upset; marked by extreme calm and composure; "hitherto imperturbable, he now showed signs of alarm"; "an imperturbable self-possession"; "unflappable in a crisis")
       => collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed -- (in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble")
       => cool, coolheaded, nerveless -- (marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional; "play it cool"; "keep cool"; "stayed coolheaded in the crisis"; "the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament")
       => unflurried, unflustered, unperturbed, unruffled -- (free from emotional agitation or nervous tension; "the waiters were unflurried and good natured"; "with contented mind and unruffled spirit"- Anthony Trollope)
          Also See-> dignified#1; unagitated#2

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