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Meaning & Definition of Poised in English

English

Poised

/pɔɪzd/

adjective

1. Marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

  • "A gull in poised flight"
  • "George's poised hammer"
    synonym:
  • poised

2. In full control of your faculties

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • collected
  • ,
  • equanimous
  • ,
  • poised
  • ,
  • self-collected
  • ,
  • self-contained
  • ,
  • self-possessed