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Synonyms of balance in English:


  • 1 I tripped and lost my balance
    [Antonyms] instability
  • 2 the way to peace and some kind of personal balance
    composure, assurance, self-assurance, self-control, calmness, coolness, cool head;
    poise, dignity, aplomb, presence of mind, nerve, sangfroid, countenance, collectedness, suaveness, urbanity, elegance
    informal cool, unflappability
    [Antonyms] nervousness
  • 3 the obligations of political balance in broadcasting
    [Antonyms] imbalance
  • 4 this stylistic development provides a balance to the rest of the work
  • 5 a girl was weighing material on a balance
    scale(s), weighing machine, weighbridge
  • 6 the landlord demanded payment of the balance of the rent
    remainder, outstanding amount, rest, residue, difference, remaining part/number/quantity
  • Phrases

    in the balance
    the aircraft's future is in the balance after this crash
    uncertain, unknown, undetermined, unsettled, unresolved, unsure, pending, in limbo, in no man's land, up in the air, at a turning point, critical, at a critical stage, at a crisis;
    debatable, open to question, in doubt;
    unpredictable, unforeseeable, incalculable, speculative, unreliable, untrustworthy, undependable, risky, chancy
    informal dicey, hairy, iffy
    British informal dodgy
    on balance
    their allegation is, on balance, substantially correct
    overall, all in all, all things considered, taking everything into consideration/account, by and large, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, on the whole, in general, generally, generally speaking, largely, to a large extent, to a great degree


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  • 1 she balanced the book on her head
    poise, level, prop, position
  • 2 he balanced his radical remarks with more familiar declarations
  • 3 a country's payments for imports and receipts for exports must balance
    correspond, agree, tally, match up, concur, coincide, be in agreement, be consistent, equate, be equal, harmonize, be in harmony, be compatible, be consonant, be congruous, be in tune, dovetail, correlate
    informal square
    North American informal jibe
  • 4 it is a matter of balancing advantages against disadvantages
    weigh, weigh up, compare, evaluate, consider, assess, appraise, estimate
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