As nouns the difference between discomposure and swivet
is that discomposure
is the state of being discomposed while swivet
is (also swivvet) a state or condition of haste, flutter; extreme discomposure or distress; irritation, exasperation, annoyance.
The state of being discomposed.
(obsolete) Discordance; disagreement of parts.
- And now it was that I began to keep a journal of every day's employment; for, indeed, at first I was in too much hurry, and not only hurry as to labour, but in too much discomposure of mind; and my journal would have been full of many dull things......
(Also swivvet) A state or condition of haste, flutter; extreme discomposure or distress; irritation, exasperation, annoyance.
* "Theo wasn't perfect either - buried son, divorced a wife, never learned to drive, plagued by swivets." ("The Nerve" by Lee Henderson appearing in The Walrus July/August 2009)
* Webster's New International Dictionary 2nd Ed. 1949; Answers.com ;Your Dictionary.com