Definition of Counterpoised

1. Adjective. Brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another.

Exact synonyms: Counterbalanced
Similar to: Balanced



Definition of Counterpoised

1. Verb. (past of counterpoise) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterpoised

1. counterpoise [v] - See also: counterpoise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterpoised

counterpleads
counterpleas
counterplot
counterplots
counterplotted
counterplotter
counterplotters
counterplotting
counterploy
counterploys
counterpoint
counterpointed
counterpointing
counterpoints
counterpoise
counterpoised (current term)
counterpoises
counterpoising
counterpoison
counterpoisons
counterpole
counterpoles
counterpose
counterposed
counterposes
counterposing
counterposition
counterpositional
counterpositions
counterpower

Literary usage of Counterpoised

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"... counterpoised by Aristocratic Associations.—Aristocratic Party eager for War with France.—The French proclaim the Navigation of the Scheldt. ..."

2. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1809)
"... and between ten and twelve thousand of the Imperialists, where the King himself was unfortunately slain, whose death counterpoised all the other. ..."

3. Experiments in Aerodynamics by Samuel Pierpont Langley (1902)
"THE counterpoised ECCENTRIC PLANE. If a rectangular plane be made to move through the air at an angle of inclination with the direction of advance, ..."

4. Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1835)
"counterpoised by Aristocratic Associations.—Aristocratic Party eager for War with France.— The French proclaim the Navigation of the Scheldt. ..."

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