Discomposure vs Swivet - What's the difference?

discomposure | swivet |


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.

discomposure

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

  • The state of being discomposed.
  • * 1719,
  • 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......
  • (obsolete) Discordance; disagreement of parts.
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    swivet

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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)
  • References

    * Webster's New International Dictionary 2nd Ed. 1949; Answers.com ;Your Dictionary.com