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What is the opposite of poise?

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Noun
Opposite of composure and dignity of manner
Noun
Opposite of a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced
Noun
Opposite of the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself
Noun
Opposite of courteousness and refinement of manner
Noun
Opposite of the state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress
Noun
Opposite of the state, act, or fact of being calm and composed
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being elegant, dignified or classy
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being tactful
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being brave or confident without being reckless or thoughtless
“There is no reason for this other than craven cowardice in the face of power.”
Noun
Opposite of confidence or self-assuredness in oneself
Noun
Opposite of mental or emotional stability
“Questions about his fitness were put to bed after a dominant performance on the field.”
Noun
Opposite of a composed or serious manner or style
“The King carried dishonor into the most illustrious houses by that frenzied licentiousness which he had inherited from his father.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being sophisticated
Noun
Opposite of the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behavior
Noun
Opposite of fashionable elegance and sophistication
Noun
Opposite of a mental state of calm and self-control
Noun
Opposite of openness or familiarity in speech or behavior
“I was nervous, and I spoke to the president with a reservation that reflected my uneasiness.”
Noun
(action) Opposite of ease
Noun
(terseness) Opposite of ease
Noun
Opposite of great skill in a particular field
“We thought he was skilled, but his incompetence would ultimately be too glaring to ignore.”
Verb
Opposite of to be or cause to be balanced or suspended in the air, on water, or on something else
Verb
Opposite of to ready or brace oneself, such as for a challenge
Verb
Opposite of to prepare oneself
“There are no circumstances in life so afflicting as entirely to unprepare a man to meet death with resignation.”
Verb
Opposite of to rest or hover on the surface of a liquid or in the air
“A shower of sparks were seen coming from the conning tower, after which the boat started to sink quickly, bow first.”
Verb
Opposite of to assume a particular position, especially in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn
Verb
Opposite of to instill courage into
“The dragon's loud roar served to startle the enemy soldiers.”
Verb
Opposite of to hold (an object or objects) precariously
“Use both hands to carry your bowl of noodles, otherwise, you will wobble and spill it.”
Verb
Opposite of to (attempt to) stay balanced by holding or leaning against something
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