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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.


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



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