What is the opposite of poised?

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Adjective
Opposite of absolutely ready
Adjective
Opposite of having a composed and self-assured manner
Adjective
(attributive) Opposite of feeling or exuding self-assurance
“They were insecure young men, who were led astray by a charismatic self-proclaimed prophet.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an easy-going mood or temperament
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“Jim has an anxious personality and persistently worries about trivial things.”
Adjective
Opposite of confident or self-assured
Adjective
Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
Adjective
(of a person's temper or disposition) Opposite of calm and composed
“Hatteras became animated as he spoke, and Doctor Clawbonny's excitable nature was so wrought upon that his decision began to waver.”
Adjective
Opposite of polite, elegant, and sophisticated in manner
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing grace or elegance
“There is a clunky, inelegant quality to these objects that are matched by the deliberately crude quality of the plywood tables and shelves on which they rest.”
Adjective
Opposite of state of being happy and contented
“The vagrant suffered a sad and joyless existence.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of sensible, reliable, and self-restrained
Adjective
Opposite of not disconcerted or embarrassed
Adjective
Opposite of able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
Adjective
Opposite of resembling or characteristic of a statue
Adjective
Opposite of having a calm personality
“He is unbalanced, and that mental instability makes him a danger to himself and to others.”
Verb
Opposite of in a state of preparation or waiting
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to be or cause to be balanced or suspended in the air, on water, or on something else
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