English adjective: poised
|1.||poised marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action|
|Samples||A gull in poised flight.|
George's poised hammer.
|2.||poised in full control of your faculties|
|Samples||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||collected, equanimous, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed|