Definition of poised in English:

poised

Syllabification: poised
Pronunciation: /poizd
 
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adjective

  • 1Having a composed and self-assured manner.
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    • Keira was always in control, always composed, poised and confident.
    • A tall, good-looking young man, poised and self-assured, Bassam is a Christian.
    • Jake's poised and assertive manner was diminishing before my very eyes.
  • 1.1Having a graceful and elegant bearing.
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    • Here also she gets her lines right, she is still poised and graceful, she is still fetching on the dance floor, but she has precious little to do.
    • A poised and graceful swimmer, she never seemed to tire in the water.
    • Balke's careful, walking on eggshells piano etches graceful, poised lines or occasionally, prepared piano abstractions.

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