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Definitions and Synonyms of poised | Another word for poised | What is poised?

Definition 1: marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where poised or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a gull in poised flight
  • George's poised hammer

(poised is similar to ...) being in a state of proper equilibrium

"the carefully balanced seesaw" "a properly balanced symphony orchestra" "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history" "a balanced blend of whiskeys" "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers"

Definition 2: in full control of your faculties - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where poised or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
  • perfectly poised and sure of himself
  • more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen
  • strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble

Synonyms for poised in the sense of this definition

(poised is similar to ...) serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

"the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage" "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"

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