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self-con·tained

(sĕlf′kən-tānd′)
adj.
1. Constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself: A self-contained dictionary defines every word contained within it.
2.
a. Not dependent on others; self-sufficient: a self-contained settlement in the Arctic.
b. Keeping to oneself; reserved.

self′-con·tain′ment n.

self-contained

adj
1. containing within itself all parts necessary for completeness
2. (of a flat) having its own kitchen, bathroom, and lavatory not shared by others and usually having its own entrance
3. able or tending to keep one's feelings, thoughts, etc, to oneself; reserved
4. able to control one's feelings or emotions in the presence of others
ˌself-conˈtainedly adv
ˌself-conˈtainedness n

self′-contained′



adj.
1. containing in oneself or itself all that is necessary; independent.
2. reserved or uncommunicative.
3. self-possessed.
self′-contain′edly, adv.
self′-contain′ment, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-contained - constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself; "the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"
2.self-contained - in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"
composed - serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"

self-contained

adjective
1. self-sufficient, individualistic, self-reliant, self-supporting He seems completely self-contained.
2. independent, separate, disconnected, discrete, unconnected, free-standing, unattached The couple live upstairs in a self-contained flat.

self-contained

adjective
Free from the influence, guidance, or control of others:
Translations

self-contained

[ˌselfkənˈteɪnd] ADJ [flat] → con entrada propia, independiente; [person] → autónomo, autosuficiente

self-contained

[ˌsɛlfkənˈteɪnd] adj (Brit) (flat) → indipendente

self-contained

مُسْتَقِلّ soběstačný selvtilstrækkelig in sich geschlossen αυτάρκης autosuficiente, independiente omavarainen indépendant samodovoljan autonomo 内蔵型の 자급식의 onafhankelijk selvstedig zamknięty w sobie auto-suficiente, completo самодостаточный självständig ซึ่งมีทุกอย่างพร้อมในตัว kendine yeten độc lập 不与他人往来的
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From the faces of a score or so in the crowd, the self-contained look faded.
A strong and self-reliant man, he had all his life ignored companionship, had been well content to live without friends, self-contained and self-sufficient.
And yet men write of the Master as cold, aloof, self-contained.
Hannah showed the result of this attitude somewhat, being a trifle careworn in face and sharp in manner; but she was a self-contained, well-behaved, dependable child, and that is the reason her aunts had invited her to Riverboro to be a member of their family and participate in all the advantages of their loftier position in the world.
He wore his hat on the back of his head, and looked straight before him: walking in a self-contained way as if there were nothing in the streets to claim his attention.
He has led an uneventful and somewhat self-contained life, so that any such condition of things as has now arisen is apt to perplex him from its very strangeness.
The girl of twelve is self-contained and as cool as the proverbial cucumber, while her brother of twenty stammers and stutters by her side.
Impey Barbicane was a man of forty years of age, calm, cold, austere; of a singularly serious and self-contained demeanor, punctual as a chronometer, of imperturbable temper and immovable character; by no means chivalrous, yet adventurous withal, and always bringing practical ideas to bear upon the very rashest enterprises; an essentially New Englander, a Northern colonist, a descendant of the old anti-Stuart Roundheads, and the implacable enemy of the gentlemen of the South, those ancient cavaliers of the mother country.
Edna had had an occasional girl friend, but whether accidentally or not, they seemed to have been all of one type--the self-contained.
We are cold and self-contained, compared to the Germans.
The doctor had shown himself moderate, sublime, and self-contained, in one; he had uttered the word of the situation--
she gasped, more white and shaken than the self-contained, sensible Marilla had been for many years.

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