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See definition of unpoised on Dictionary.com
  • as inboorish
  • as indiffident
  • as ininsecure

synonyms for unpoised

  • barbaric
  • churlish
  • coarse
  • impolite
  • rude
  • tasteless
  • uncivilized
  • vulgar
  • bad-mannered
  • bearish
  • cantankerous
  • cloddish
  • clodhopping
  • clownish
  • clumsy
  • countrified
  • gross
  • gruff
  • ill-bred
  • ill-mannered
  • inurbane
  • loud
  • loutish
  • lowbred
  • oafish
  • ornery
  • out of line
  • out-of-order
  • provincial
  • rough
  • rustic
  • swinish
  • ugly
  • uncouth
  • uncultured
  • uneducated
  • ungracious
  • unpolished
  • unrefined
  • bashful
  • demure
  • meek
  • self-conscious
  • self-effacing
  • sheepish
  • timid
  • unassuming
  • shy
  • unsure
  • backward
  • chary
  • constrained
  • coy
  • distrustful
  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • humble
  • insecure
  • modest
  • mousy
  • rabbity
  • reluctant
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • shrinking
  • suspicious
  • timorous
  • unassertive
  • unassured
  • unobtrusive
  • withdrawn

antonyms for unpoised

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  • delicate
  • gentle
  • kind
  • mannerly
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • polished
  • polite
  • refined
  • smooth
  • sophisticated
  • charming
  • cultured
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How to use unpoised in a sentence

She stopped, and with a growl of anger wheeled and boxed the cubs right and left like a worried, unpoised mother.
WATCHED BY WILD ANIMALSENOS A. MILLS
She had fancied she could make Mary cry and beg for silence, be afraid and unpoised.
THE GORGEOUS GIRLNALBRO BARTLEY
Hope persuaded him that Margaret was only a girl, still sentimental and unpoised.
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.