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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.

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

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. Ashley Souza:

    The coaching really helped her gain confidence, and the interviewers were impressed with her updated resume when she arrived, as well as her poise.

  2. 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.

  3. Audrey Hepburn:

    For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

  4. 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.

  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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