counterpoise counterpoise

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a weight that balances another weight
  2. (v) constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to

Usage(s):

  1. Madigan is not afraid to let the audience dislike her abrasiveness, while Sheedy uses patience and stillness as a counterpoise.
  2. She is the perfect counterpoise, an off-the-rack Garbo who would have turned even Camille into a wild giggle.
  3. The counterpoise to these exquisitely delicate objects is the 1,000-year-old, 1,200-lb.

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