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poise

poise

 
 
pronunciation:
poIz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to act in a calm and confident manner.
The speaker faced the audience with great poise.
synonyms:
composure, self-confidence
similar words:
assurance, confidence, equilibrium, grace, temper
definition 2: a state or position of balance.
She sat on the trotting horse with perfect poise.
synonyms:
balance, equilibrium
similar words:
symmetry
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: poised, poises, poising
definition 1: to be in a balanced state.
The boy poised on one leg while he tied his shoe.
synonyms:
balance, even
definition 2: to be in position and at rest before action.
The tiger poised on the bank, ready to pounce.
 
synonyms:
hang
similar words:
hover, suspend