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