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synonyms for poised

  • audacious
  • certain
  • composed
  • confident
  • gutsy
  • self-assured
  • self-confident
  • sure
  • unflappable
  • collected
  • cool
  • secure
  • assertive
  • bold
  • brazen
  • cocksure
  • complacent
  • imperturbable
  • overconfident
  • positive
  • pushy
  • rosy
  • sanguine
  • self-possessed
  • unhesitating
  • upbeat
See also synonyms for: unpoised
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antonyms for poised

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  • humble
  • meek
  • shy
  • timid
  • uncertain
  • unconfident
  • unsure
  • confused
  • doubting
  • feared
  • fearful
  • hesitant
  • nervous
    • humble
    • insecure
    • meek
    • unsure
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    How to use poised in a sentence

    Fueled by outrage over the actions of former Minnesota officer Derek Chauvin, the efforts to eliminate “qualified immunity” seemed poised to usher in a new era empowering citizens who felt wronged by police.
    DOZENS OF STATES HAVE TRIED TO END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY. POLICE OFFICERS AND UNIONS HELPED BEAT NEARLY EVERY BILL.KIMBERLY KINDYOCTOBER 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    The staff, many of whom come from the well-regarded Fabio Trabocchi empire, are a poised and informed bunch.
    2021 FALL DINING GUIDETOM SIETSEMAOCTOBER 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Jones played for Belichick’s close associate, Coach Nick Saban, in college at Alabama and looked poised and promising during training camp and the preseason.
    PATRIOTS RELEASE CAM NEWTON, TURN TO MAC JONES AS STARTERMARK MASKEAUGUST 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    The family’s not the only thing getting bigger, as the outrageous action of F9 seems poised to outdo everything that came before it.
    THE MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES OF SUMMER 2021PETER ALLEN CLARKMAY 12, 2021TIME
    These new systems are already starting to transform how businesses operate—and they stand poised to do so in a much bigger way in the coming years.
    CAN A.I. UNDERSTAND POETRY?JEREMY KAHNAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
    His neck looked as powerful as a bull's, and his rather small head was poised upon it with a sort of triumphant boldness.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    Quickly her poised arm descended, and the knife she held sank deeply into his heart.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    Black Hood altered his position slightly so that he clung to the pole with one hand, his body poised for a leap.
    HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
    Automatic pencil poised, he was scanning the crossword puzzle intently.
    HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
    Then with superb curves the lovely gulls swept round, and remained delicately poised over the stern.
    THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
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    WORDS RELATED TO POISED

    • assertive
    • audacious
    • bold
    • brazen
    • certain
    • cocksure
    • collected
    • complacent
    • composed
    • confident
    • cool
    • gutsy
    • imperturbable
    • overconfident
    • poised
    • positive
    • pushy
    • rosy
    • sanguine
    • secure
    • self-assured
    • self-confident
    • self-possessed
    • sure
    • unflappable
    • unhesitating
    • upbeat
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.