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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
Or discomposed the headdress of a prude. --Pope.
2. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the
composure or equanimity; to agitate.
Opposition . . . discomposeth the mind's serenity.
3. To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.
Syn: To disorder; derange; unsettle; disturb; disconcert;
agitate; ruffle; fret; vex.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: cause to lose one's composure [syn: upset, discompose,
untune, disconcert, discomfit]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
150 Moby Thesaurus words for "discompose":
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, burn up, cast down, chagrin, chivy,
churn, churn up, cloud, confound, confuse, convulse, daze, dazzle,
derange, devil, disagree, disarrange, disarray, discombobulate,
discomfit, disconcert, discontent, dishevel, dismay, disorder,
disorganize, disorient, disquiet, distemper, distract, disturb,
dog, electrify, embarrass, embroil, entangle, exasperate, excite,
exercise, fash, ferment, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog,
fret, fuddle, fuss, get, gripe, harass, harry, heckle, hector,
hound, irk, jar, jolt, jumble, knock galley-west,
leave unsatisfied, maze, mess up, miff, mist, mix up, moider,
molest, mortify, muddle, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, paddle, peeve,
perplex, persecute, perturb, perturbate, pester, pick on, pique,
plague, pluck the beard, pother, provoke, psych, put out,
raise hell, rattle, ride, rile, ripple, rock, roil, roughen,
ruffle, rummage, rumple, shake, shake up, shock, spook, stagger,
stir, stir up, swirl, tease, throw, throw into confusion, torment,
trouble, try the patience, tweak the nose, unhinge, unsettle,
untune, upset, vex, whip, whip up, whisk, work up, worry
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