|Origin:||pois 'weight, heaviness', from Latin pensum, from pendere 'to weigh'|
a calm, confident way of behaving, combined with an ability to control your feelings or reactions in difficult situations:
Louisa seems to have much more poise and confidence.
a graceful way of moving or standing, so that your body seems balanced and not awkward:
the poise of a dancer
She's pretty, but lacks poise.