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Poise vs. Grace: What's the Difference?

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"Poise" is not an incorrect spelling for "Grace." Both denote elegance, but "Grace" often has a spiritual or divine connotation.

Key Differences

"Poise" is about balance and composure, while "Grace" suggests beauty, elegance, or divine favor.
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"Poise" has five letters, and "Grace" has five as well, but starts with a "G."
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"Grace" can have religious undertones; "Poise" generally does not.
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"Poise" emphasizes steadiness and balance, "Grace" leans toward effortless beauty.
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"Poise" is neutral, while "Grace" often carries a positive tone.
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Poise and Grace Definitions

Poise

Poise is an incorrect spelling of Grace.
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Grace

In the games of patience or solitaire: a special move that is normally against the rules.
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Grace

Simple elegance or refinement of movement.
She danced with such grace.
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Grace

The free and unmerited favor of God.
He prayed for grace before dinner.
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Grace

Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
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Grace

A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.
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Grace

A sense of fitness or propriety.
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Grace

A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.
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Grace

Mercy; clemency.
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Grace

A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
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Grace

A temporary immunity or exemption; a reprieve.
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Grace

Graces Greek & Roman Mythology Three sister goddesses, known in Greek mythology as Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, who dispense charm and beauty.
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Grace

Divine favor bestowed freely on people, as in granting redemption from sin.
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Grace

The state of having received such favor.
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Grace

An excellence or power granted by God.
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Grace

A short prayer of blessing or thanksgiving said before or after a meal.
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Grace

Grace Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop.
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Grace

(Music) An appoggiatura, trill, or other musical ornament in the music of 16th and 17th century England.
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Grace

To honor or favor
You grace our table with your presence.
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Grace

To give beauty, elegance, or charm to.
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Grace

(Music) To embellish with grace notes.
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Grace

Charming, pleasing qualities.
The Princess brought grace to an otherwise dull and boring party.
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Grace

(countable) A short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
It has become less common to say grace before having dinner.
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Grace

A grace note.
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Grace

(uncountable) Elegant movement; balance or poise.
The dancer moved with grace and strength.
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Grace

An allowance of time granted to a debtor during which he or she is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
The repayment of the loan starts after a three-year grace.
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Grace

Free and undeserved favour, especially of God; unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification, or for resisting sin.
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Grace

An act or decree of the governing body of an English university.
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Grace

(transitive) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
He graced the room with his presence.
He graced the room by simply being there.
His portrait graced a landing on the stairway.
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Grace

(transitive) To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.
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Grace

(transitive) To supply with heavenly grace.
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Grace

To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
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Grace

The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
To bow and sue for graceWith suppliant knee.
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Grace

The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
And if by grace, then is it no more of works.
My grace is sufficicnt for thee.
Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand.
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Grace

The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
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Grace

Fortune; luck; - used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
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Grace

Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
He is complete in feature and in mind.With all good grace to grace a gentleman.
I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing.
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Grace

Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
Grace in women gains the affections sooner, and secures them longer, than any thing else.
I shall answer and thank you again For the gift and the grace of the gift.
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Grace

Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
The Graces love to weave the rose.
The Loves delighted, and the Graces played.
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Grace

The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
How fares your Grace !
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Grace

Thanks.
Yielding graces and thankings to their lord Melibeus.
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Grace

A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
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Grace

Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
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Grace

An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
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Grace

A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
That day of grace fleets fast away.
The grace cup follows to his sovereign's health.
To [Queen Margaret, of Scotland] . . . we owe the custom of the grace drink, she having established it as a rule at her table, that whosoever staid till grace was said was rewarded with a bumper.
Content to do the profession some grace.
What might have been done with a good grace would at leastbe done with a bad grace.
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Grace

To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.
We are graced with wreaths of victory.
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Grace

To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he wouldin court.
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Grace

To supply with heavenly grace.
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Grace

To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
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Grace

(Bhristian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence;
The conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
It was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
The Virgin lived in a state of grace
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Grace

Elegance and beauty of movement or expression
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Grace

A sense of propriety and consideration for others
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Grace

A disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will;
The victor's grace in treating the vanquished
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Grace

(Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
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Grace

A short prayer of thanks before a meal
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Grace

(Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God;
God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners
There but for the grace of God go I
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Grace

Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
Decorate the room for the party
Beautify yourself for the special day
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Grace

Be beautiful to look at;
Flowers adorned the tables everywhere
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Grace

A period granted as a favor to fulfill an obligation.
The bank gave him a grace period to repay the loan.
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Grace

To honor or dignify something with one's presence.
She graced the event with her attendance.
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Grace

A polite or kind act or gesture.
He accepted the gift with good grace.
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FAQs

Why is it called Grace?

It originates from Latin "gratia," meaning "favor, kindness, esteem."
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Which vowel is used before Grace?

The vowel "a" is used.
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What is the singular form of Grace?

"Grace" is already in singular form.
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What is the verb form of Grace?

To grace (e.g., She graced the stage with her presence).
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Which preposition is used with Grace?

"With" as in "with grace."
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Is Grace an adverb?

No.
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Is Grace a negative or positive word?

Positive.
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What is the pronunciation of Grace?

It's pronounced as /ɡreɪs/.
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What is the plural form of Grace?

"Graces."
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Which conjunction is used with Grace?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on context.
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Is Grace an abstract noun?

Yes, in contexts like divine favor or beauty.
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What is the root word of Grace?

The Latin word "gratia."
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Is the word Grace imperative?

No.
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Is Grace a vowel or consonant?

"Grace" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.
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Is Grace a countable noun?

It can be, e.g., "the graces of the spirit."
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What part of speech is Grace?

Noun and verb.
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What is the second form of Grace?

Graced.
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Which article is used with Grace?

"A" or "the," depending on context.
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How many syllables are in Grace?

One syllable.
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What is another term for Grace?

Elegance.
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Is Grace a collective noun?

No.
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What is the opposite of Grace?

Clumsiness or inelegance.
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Is the Grace term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically, e.g., "fall from grace."
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What is the first form of Grace?

Grace (as a verb).
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Is Grace a noun or adjective?

Primarily a noun, but can be a verb in contexts like "grace a stage."
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How do we divide Grace into syllables?

Grace is one syllable, so it's not divided.
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What is a stressed syllable in Grace?

The entire word "Grace" is stressed.
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Which determiner is used with Grace?

"This," "that," "her," depending on context.
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What is the third form of Grace?

Graced.
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How is Grace used in a sentence?

"She moved with unparalleled grace across the dance floor."
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