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poise

Synonyms of poise in English:

noun

  • 1 poise and good deportment
    grace, gracefulness, elegance, balance, control
  • 2 in spite of the setback she retained her poise
  • verb

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  • 1 she was poised on one foot
    balance, hold (oneself) steady, be suspended, remain motionless, hang, hover
  • 2 he was poised for action
    prepare oneself, ready oneself, brace oneself, gear oneself up, stand by
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