discomposing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

discomposing

  1. Present participle of discompose.

Adjective[edit]

discomposing (comparative more discomposing, superlative most discomposing)

  1. Unsettling; tending to discompose
    • 1898, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Tragedy of The Korosko[1]:
      [] a death which overtook one galloping frantically over a desert was wholly irregular and discomposing.
    • 1900, George MacDonald, Paul Faber, Surgeon[2]:
      The prospect was discomposing.
    • 1917, Various, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152. January 17, 1917[3]:
      The news has had a decidedly discomposing effect already.