Definitions For Poise


  • Great coolness and composure under strain
  • A cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
  • A state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium


  • Hold or carry in equilibrium
  • Cause to be balanced or suspended
  • Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
  • Be motionless, in suspension
  • To hold (something) in a balanced and steady position

Is Poise a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Poise is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Poise in a Sentence

  • She poised her pencil above the paper and waited for the signal to begin writing.
  • The disgraced business executive poised herself for the difficult press conference

Synonyms for Poise

Antonyms for Poise

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