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Synonyms for poise

Synonyms for (noun) poise

Synonyms: cool, poise, sang-froid, aplomb, assuredness Definition: great coolness and composure under strain Usage: keep your cool

Similar words: equanimity, composure, calm, calmness Definition: steadiness of mind under stress Usage: he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity

Synonyms: poise Definition: 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

Similar words: unit of viscosity Definition: a unit of measurement for viscosity

Synonyms: poise Definition: a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

Similar words: equilibrium Definition: a stable situation in which forces cancel one another

Synonyms for (verb) poise

Synonyms: poise, balance Definition: hold or carry in equilibrium

Similar words: carry, hold, bear Definition: support or hold in a certain manner Usage: She holds her head high; He carried himself upright

Synonyms: poise Definition: cause to be balanced or suspended

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms: brace, poise Definition: prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Similar words: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Synonyms: poise Definition: be motionless, in suspension Usage: The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked

Similar words: hover Definition: hang in the air; fly or be suspended above