self-poised
adjective Date: 1621 having poise through self-command

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-poised — (sĕlfʹpoizdʹ) adj. 1. In command of oneself. 2. In a state of balance without need of support. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-poised — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : balanced without support 2. : having poise by self command sturdy moral habit and self poised temperament made him perhaps unduly optimistic Gamaliel Bradford …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-poise — noun Date: 1854 the quality or state of being self poised …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-poise — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : the quality or state of being self poised …   Useful english dictionary

  • poised — [poizd] adj. 1. composed; calm; self assured 2. balanced 3. suspended, as in motion; readied [an opponent poised to strike] …   English World dictionary

  • self-possessed — self possessedly /self peuh zes id lee, zest lee, self /, adv. /self peuh zest , self /, adj. having or showing control of one s feelings, behavior, etc.; composed; poised. [1830 40] Syn. calm, collected, serene, cool, sedate. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-pos|sessed — «SEHLF puh ZEHST», adjective. having or showing control of one s feelings and actions; not excited, embarrassed, or confused; calm: »... as impenitent and self possessed a young lady as one would desire to see (George Bernard Shaw). In a moment… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-possessed — self′ possessed′ adj. showing control of one s feelings, behavior, etc.; composed; poised • Etymology: 1830–40 self′ possess′edly ,adv …   From formal English to slang

  • self-confident — [adj] secure with oneself assured, fearless, hotdog*, hotshot*, knowit all*, poised, sanguine, self assured, selfreliant, sure of oneself, undoubtful; concept 404 Ant. humble, insecure, meek, unselfconfident, unsure …   New thesaurus

  • poised — [[t]pɔ͟ɪzd[/t]] 1) ADJ If a part of your body is poised, it is completely still but ready to move at any moment. He studied the keyboard carefully, one finger poised. 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, usu ADJ to inf, ADJ for n If someone is poised to do… …   English dictionary

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