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English adjective: poised

1. poised marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action


SamplesA gull in poised flight.
George's poised hammer.


Similarbalanced


Antonymsimbalanced, unbalanced

2. poised in full control of your faculties


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscollected, equanimous, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed


Similarcomposed


Antonymsdiscomposed









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