Meaning of “poise” in the English Dictionary

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"poise" in British English

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poisenoun [ U ]

uk /pɔɪz/ us /pɔɪz/ approving

calm confidence in a person's way of behaving, or a quality of grace (= moving in an attractive way) and balance in the way a person holds or moves their body:

He looked embarrassed for a moment, then quickly regained his poise.
Her confidence and poise show that she is a top model.

(Definition of “poise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"poise" in American English

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poisenoun [ U ]

us /pɔɪz/

behavior or a way of moving that shows calm confidence:

"I think it was a credit to our team that we kept our poise," the coach said, "even when we were down by 21 points."

(Definition of “poise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)