Synonyms for poised

Synonyms for (adj) poised

Synonyms: collected, equanimous, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed, poised

Definition: in full control of your faculties

Usage: the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination; perfectly poised and sure of himself; more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen; strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble

Similar words: composed

Definition: serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

Usage: the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage; I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time

Synonyms: poised

Definition: marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

Usage: a gull in poised flight; George's poised hammer

Similar words: balanced

Definition: being in a state of proper equilibrium

Usage: the carefully balanced seesaw; a properly balanced symphony orchestra; a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history; a balanced blend of whiskeys; the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers

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