Meaning of POISED in English

POISED

adj. 1 composed, controlled, self-possessed, unflappable, (self-)confident, (self-)assured, dignified, cool-headed, imperturbable, unruffled, cool, staid, reserved, sedate, calm, serene, tranquil, Colloq together For a lad of eleven, Richard is quite poised 2 ready, standing by, waiting, prepared Our commando unit is poised to attack at your signal 3 teetering, hovering, tottering, wavering, suspended, trembling, wobbling, balanced In the present business climate, the company is poised on the brink of bankruptcy

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