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equipoise

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  1. 1 a condition in which opposing forces are equal to one another when participating in any dangerous sport, one should maintain an equipoise between fearless boldness and commonsense caution Synonyms of equipoise counterpoise, equilibration, equilibrium, balance, poise, stasisWords Related to equipoise counterbalance, offset; firmness, fixedness, security, stability, steadinessNear Antonyms of equipoise changeability, fluctuation, inconstancy, insecurity, instability, mutability, precariousness, shakiness, unsteadiness, volatilityAntonyms of equipoise disequilibration, disequilibrium, imbalance, nonequilibrium, unbalance

  2. 2 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective her frugality is a much-needed equipoise to her husband's spendthrift ways Synonyms of equipoise balance, canceler (or canceller), corrective, counter, counteraction, counterforce, counterpoise, counterweight, counterbalance, neutralizer, offsetWords Related to equipoise trade-off; ballast, weight


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