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  Words related to poise

Related / Similar Words: aplomb, assuredness, cool, sang-froid, balance, brace

 

Definition:
  • great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool";
  • 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;
  • a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium;
  • hold or carry in equilibrium;
  • cause to be balanced or suspended;
  • prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult;
  • be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked";

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    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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