Definition of poised in English:

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poised

Pronunciation: /poizd/

adjective

1Having a composed and self-assured manner.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: poised

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