Synonyms of poise


1. poise, unit of viscosity

usage: 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

2. poise, equilibrium

usage: a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

3. aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid, composure, calm, calmness, equanimity

usage: great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"


1. poise, hover

usage: be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"

2. brace, poise, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set

usage: prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

3. poise, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: cause to be balanced or suspended

4. poise, balance, hold, carry, bear

usage: hold or carry in equilibrium

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Definition and meaning of poise (Dictionary)