Dis·com·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomposed p. pr. & vb. n. Discomposing.]
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. --Glanvill.
3. To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To disorder; derange; unsettle; disturb; disconcert; agitate; ruffle; fret; vex.
v : cause to lose one's composure [syn: upset, untune, disconcert,