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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.
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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)
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