Adjective "Poised" Definition and Examples




    1. (of a person) composed, dignified, and self-assured.

    2. being in balance or equilibrium: a balloon poised on the nose of a seal.

    3. teetering or wavering: to be poised on the brink of disaster.

    4. hovering or suspended in or as in midair: a bird poised in flight; a helicopter poised overhead.


    "markets can be poised for gains."

    "markets can be poised for falls."

    "tales can be poised for reconciliations."

    "stocks can be poised over bads."

    "stocks can be poised of problems."

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