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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poise(noun)

    a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second

    assuredness, sang-froid, aplomb, cool

  2. poise(noun)

    a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

    assuredness, sang-froid, aplomb, cool

  3. aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid(verb)

    great coolness and composure under strain

    "keep your cool"

    assuredness, sang-froid, aplomb, cool

  4. poise(verb)

    be motionless, in suspension

    "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"

    brace, balance

  5. brace, poise(verb)

    prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

    brace, stabilize, energize, arouse, energise, stabilise, steady, balance, perk up, stimulate

  6. poise(verb)

    cause to be balanced or suspended

    brace, balance

  7. poise, balance(verb)

    hold or carry in equilibrium

    equilibrize, brace, equilibrate, balance, equilibrise

Editors Contribution

  1. style

    oh this looks so stylee on you. you have a stylee way of doing life.

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poise(n.)

    balance, equilibrium, equipoise

  2. poise(v. a.)

    balance, hold or place in equilibrium

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poise(n)

    equipoise, balance, equilibrium

  2. poise(v)

    balance, librate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    aplomb, temper, cursor, composure

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  1. Mike Malone:

    You're on the road, hostile environment--you need to have poise, you need to slow down, execute the play, what happens sometimes in those situations (is that) I think it's really important that you trust each other, and I think a lot of our guys think they need to make the play. And their heart's in the right place, but that's when we need to trust each other on both ends of the floor.

  2. P. G. Wodehouse:

    At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.

  3. James Gordon Gilkey:

    Most of us think ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyance, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us. At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure. We see ourselves as overdriven, overburdened, overtired. This is a common mental picture and it is totally false. No one of us, however crowded his life, has such an existence. What is the true picture of your life? Imagine that there is an hour glass on your desk. Connecting the bowl at the top with the bowl at the bottom is a tube so thin that only one grain of sand can pass through it at a time. That is the true picture of your life, even on a super busy day, The crowded hours come to you always one moment at a time. That is the only way they can come. The day may bring many tasks, many problems, strains, but invariably they come in single file. You want to gain emotional poise? Remember the hourglass, the grains of sand dropping one by one.

  4. Los Angeles:

    What I loved was the fact that our guys were able to regather themselves, had our poise and composure about ourselves, in terms of being able to finish out practice, i thought credit to both teams to be able to do that because you see when things get chippy early on, sometimes you end up having to cancel those practices. We definitely didnt want to lose that practice opportunity and to the players credit, we didnt.

  5. Geevy Thomas:

    I feel fortunate to have met these young men and their families. I appreciate the opportunity to listen to their concerns and offer our sincere apologies on behalf of Nordstrom Rack, i also want to thank the young men for their poise in dealing with local law enforcement and the police themselves for handling the situation professionally.

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