self-poise

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

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

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  • 3 poise — [n] self composure, dignity address, aplomb, assurance, balance, bearing, calmness, confidence, cool, coolness, delicatesse, diplomacy, elegance, equability, equanimity, equilibrium, grace, gravity, polish, presence, presence of mind, sangfroid,… …

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  • 4 Poise — Poise, n. [OE. pois, peis, OF. pois, peis, F. poids, fr. L. pensum a portion weighed out, pendere to weigh, weigh out. Cf. {Avoirdupois}, {Pendant}, {Poise}, v.] [Formerly written also {peise}.] 1. Weight; gravity; that which causes a body to… …

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  • 5 poise# — poise vb *stabilize, steady, balance, ballast, trim Analogous words: *support, uphold, back Contrasted words: disturb, agitate, upset (see DISCOMPOSE): *overturn, overthrow, subvert poise n 1 * …

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  • 6 self-confidence — self confident, adj. self confidently, adv. /self kon fi deuhns, self /, n. 1. realistic confidence in one s own judgment, ability, power, etc. 2. excessive or inflated confidence in one s own judgment, ability, etc. [1630 40] Syn. 1. assurance,… …

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  • 7 self-possession — /self peuh zesh euhn, self /, n. the quality of being self possessed; control of one s feelings, behavior, etc.; composure; poise. [1735 45] * * * …

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  • 8 self-possession — self possession, *confidence, self confidence, assurance, self assurance, aplomb Analogous words: *equanimity, composure: coolness, collectedness, imperturbability, nonchalance (see corresponding adjectives at COOL): poise, savoir faire, *tact …

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  • 9 self-control — [n] willpower over one’s actions abstemiousness, aplomb, balance, constraint, dignity, discipline, discretion, poise, repression, reserve, restraint, reticence, self constraint, selfdiscipline, self government, sobriety, stability, stoicism,… …

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  • 10 poise — ► NOUN 1) graceful and elegant bearing. 2) composure and dignity of manner. ► VERB 1) be or cause to be balanced or suspended. 2) (poised) composed and elegant or self assured. 3) (be poised to do) …

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  • 11 poise — poise1 [poiz] n. [ME pois, weight < OFr < VL * pesum < L pensum, something weighed < pendere, to weigh: see PENDANT] 1. balance; stability 2. ease and dignity of manner; self assurance; composure 3. the condition of being calm or… …

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  • 12 poise — poise1 /poyz/, n., v., poised, poising. n. 1. a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight; equipoise. 2. a dignified, self confident manner or bearing; composure; self possession: to show poise in company.… …

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  • 13 self-control — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. self discipline, possession, or restraint; poise, composure; reserve. See resolution. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. poise, restraint, aplomb, self government, discipline, self discipline, reserve, reticence …

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  • 14 poise — 1. noun 1) poise and good deportment Syn: grace, gracefulness, elegance, balance, control 2) in spite of the setback she retained her poise Syn: composure, equanimity, self possession, aplomb, presence of mind …

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  • 15 poise — noun 1) poise and good deportment Syn: grace, gracefulness, elegance, balance, control 2) in spite of the setback she retained her poise Syn: composure, equanimity, self possession, aplomb, self assurance …

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  • 16 poise — I [[t]pɔɪz[/t]] n. v. poised, pois•ing 1) a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight 2) a dignified, self confident manner or bearing; composure; self possession: showed great poise in company[/ex] 3)… …

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  • 17 poise — [[t]pɔ͟ɪz[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft poss N If someone has poise, they are calm, dignified, and self controlled. What amazed him even more than her appearance was her poise... It took a moment for Mark to recover his poise. 2) N UNCOUNT Poise is a… …

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  • 18 poise — I. /pɔɪz / (say poyz) noun 1. a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight; equipoise. 2. composure; self possession. 3. steadiness; stability. 4. suspense or indecision. 5. the way of being poised, held, or …

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  • 19 self-possession — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. self assurance, poise, presence of mind; see confidence 2 , restraint 1 . See Synonym Study at confidence . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A firm belief in one s own powers: aplomb, assurance, confidence, self assurance …

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  • 20 poise — I. verb (poised; poising) Etymology: Middle English, to weigh, ponder, from Anglo French peiser, poiser, from Latin pensare more at pensive Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. a. balance; especially to hold or carry in equilibrium …

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