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poise

Pronunciation: /pɔɪz/

Translation of poise in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (bearing) porte (masculine), elegancia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • And now I knew the names of most of the foods set before me, spoke with elegance and poise, danced with grace, and could even say a few words in French and Italian!
    • Despite this, she was a ballet dancer who had the grace, poise, and elegance of an angel.
    • The prayer is nothing but an expression of these manifestations and, with graceful poise, combines all of them.
    1.2 (composure) desenvoltura (feminine), aplomo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • By their physiques, thankfully the majority retain poise and dignity.
    • He descended to raucous and tasteless personal attacks on the Gandhis and generally showed little dignity, poise or gravitas.
    • I think the family has shown remarkable dignity and poise throughout this entire ordeal.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • to poise oneself she poised herself to jump se colocó en disposición de saltar, se preparó para saltar

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