AskDefine | Define composure

Dictionary Definition

composure n : steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity" [syn: calm, calmness, equanimity] [ant: discomposure]

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  1. Calmness of mind or matter, self-possession.



calmness of mind or matter, self-possession
  • Finnish: maltti, tyyneys
  • Hungarian: higgadtság, önuralom

Extensive Definition

Composure is the first full-length album by Waking Ashland, released on May 10 2005 by Tooth & Nail Records.

Track listing

(all songs written by Jonathan Jones)
  1. "Shades of Grey" – 3:10
  2. "I Am for You" – 3:34
  3. "Rumors" – 4:09
  4. "Edinger" – 3:36
  5. "October Skies" – 4:19
  6. "Let Go" – 3:50
  7. "Hands on Deck" – 5:05
  8. "Long Shot" – 4:02
  9. "Silhouettes" – 4:14
  10. "Same Problem" – 3:30
  11. "Medication" – 3:43
  12. "Overjoyed" – 3:31
  13. "Sing Me to Sleep" – 4:55

Bonus tracks

The Japanese edition of the album features, besides alternate cover artwork, two bonus tracks, which were originally released on the in Japan unavailable I Am for You EP.
"The Politics of Life" – 3:26 "Charity" – 4:30


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Buddha-like composure, Oriental calm, acceptance, aplomb, ataraxia, ataraxy, awelessness, calm disposition, calm of mind, calmness, comfort, constraint, contemplation, content, contentedness, contentment, control, cool, coolheadedness, coolness, countenance, discipline, ease, easy mind, entire satisfaction, euphoria, expectation, fulfillment, happiness, icy calm, imperturbability, imperturbation, independence, indisturbance, inexcitability, lucid stillness, marmoreal repose, mental composure, nirvana, nodding acceptance, nonamazedness, nonamazement, nonastonishment, nonmarveling, nonwonder, nonwondering, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, philosophic composure, philosophicalness, philosophy, phlegm, placidity, placidness, possession, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quiet mind, quietism, quietness, quietude, reconcilement, reconciliation, repose, resignation, rest, restfulness, restraint, sangfroid, satisfaction, satori, self-command, self-conquest, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, serenity, silence, silken repose, sleep, slumber, soothingness, stillness, tranquillity, unamazedness, unamazement, unastonishment, unimpressibleness, unruffledness, unsurprise, unsurprisedness, well-being, wise passiveness, wonderlessness
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