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poise - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poise

(noun) a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
(noun) a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
(noun) great coolness and composure under strain
Synonyms : aplomb , assuredness , cool , sang-froid
Example Sentence
  • keep your cool

(verb) be motionless, in suspension
Example Sentence
  • The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked

(verb) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
Synonyms : brace

(verb) cause to be balanced or suspended
(verb) hold or carry in equilibrium
Synonyms : balance

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poise

poise - position. Good position is always a balanced one.
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by cp.jethani

one who consumes poison is not 'cool and composed under strain'
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by thommichhan

A good position always give great coolness & composure under stain.
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by shaktipada

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