1. poised

adjective. ['ˈpɔɪzd'] marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action.


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Rhymes with Poised

  • abused
  • accessorized
  • accused
  • advised
  • advised
  • africanized
  • agonized
  • alphabetized
  • aluminized
  • amazed
  • americanized
  • amortized
  • amused
  • analyzed
  • anglicized
  • annualized
  • antagonized
  • apologized
  • appeased
  • appraised

How do you pronounce poised?

Pronounce poised as pɔɪzd.

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Sentences with poised

1. Verb, past participle
They must remain polished and poised and never behave as though they are guests themselves.

2. Adjective
Their catalogs represent high fashion, shot with poised models and beautiful backdrops.

Quotes about poised

1. Some lean back. But those who lean forward are poised to cross the finish-line, first!
- T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

2. There Will Be StarsThere will be stars over the place forever;Though the house we loved and the street we loved are lost,Every time the earth circles her orbitOn the night the autumn equinox is crossed,Two stars we knew, poised on the peak of midnightWill reach their zenith; stillness will be deep;There will be stars over the place forever,There will be stars forever, while we sleep.
- Sara Teasdale, Dark of the Moon

3. They who reach down into the depths of life where, in the stillness, the voice of God is heard, have the stabilizing power which carries them poised and serene through the hurricane of difficulties.
- Spencer W. Kimball

2. poised

adjective. ['ˈpɔɪzd'] in full control of your faculties.


  • composed
  • self-possessed
  • collected
  • self-contained
  • equanimous


  • undignified
  • agitated
  • uncollected
  • ungathered