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  Definition of poise
  1. great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
  2. 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
  3. a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
  4. hold or carry in equilibrium
  5. cause to be balanced or suspended
  6. prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
  7. be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
Similar Words: aplomb, assuredness, cool, sang-froid, balance, brace

 

Hyponyms: steel, nerve

 

Grouped Verbs: balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

 

Derivational Morphology: brace, balance, halter, haltere, balancer, aplomb, assuredness, cool, sang-froid

 

 
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