equipoise


1equi·poise

noun \ˈe-kwə-ˌpiz, ˈē-\

Definition of EQUIPOISE

1
:  a state of equilibrium

Examples of EQUIPOISE

  1. <when participating in any dangerous sport, one should maintain an equipoise between fearless boldness and commonsense caution>
  2. <her frugality is a much-needed equipoise to her husband's spendthrift ways>

First Known Use of EQUIPOISE

1658

Rhymes with EQUIPOISE

2equipoise

transitive verb

Definition of EQUIPOISE

1
:  to serve as an equipoise to
2
:  to put or hold in equipoise

First Known Use of EQUIPOISE

1664

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