self-control


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self-con·trol

(sĕlf′kən-trōl′)
n.
Control of one's emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will: "You think yourself a miracle of sensibility; but self-control is what you need" (Mary Boykin Chesnut).

self′-con·trolled′ adj.

self-control

n
the ability to exercise restraint or control over one's feelings, emotions, reactions, etc
ˌself-conˈtrolled adj
ˌself-conˈtrolling adj

self′-control′



n.
restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.
[1705–15]
self′-controlled′, adj.
self′-control′ling, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-control - the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
ascesis, asceticism - rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
mortification - (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
2.self-control - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behaviorself-control - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
nerves - control of your emotions; "this kind of tension is not good for my nerves"
presence of mind - self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency

self-control

noun willpower, restraint, self-discipline, cool, coolness, calmness, self-restraint, self-mastery, strength of mind or will I began to wish I'd shown more self-control.
Quotations
"He that would govern others, first should be"
"The master of himself" [Philip Massinger The Bondman]

self-control

noun
The keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
Translations

self-control

[ˌselfkənˈtrəʊl] Ndominio m de sí mismo, autocontrol m
to exercise one's self-controlcontenerse, dominarse
to lose one's self-controlno poder contenerse or dominarse

self-control

[ˌsɛlfkənˈtrəʊl] self-restraint [ˌsɛlfrɪˈstreɪnt] nself-control m inv, autocontrollo, padronanza di sé

self-control

(selfkənˈtroul) noun
control of oneself, one's emotions and impulses. He behaved with admirable self-control although he was very angry.

self-control

ضَبْطُ النَّفْس sebeovládání selvkontrol Selbstbeherrschung αυτοέλεγχος autocontrol itsehillintä sang-froid samokontrola autocontrollo 自制 자제 zelfbeheersing selvkontroll samokontrola autocontrole, autocontrolo самообладание självbehärskning การข่มใจตัวเอง özkontrol sự tự chủ 自我控制

self-control

n autocontrol m, control m de los propios impulsos y reacciones
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Although the oldest, Jo had the least self-control, and had hard times trying to curb the fiery spirit which was continually getting her into trouble.
Heyward gladly obeyed a summons that took them from a spot where, each instant, he felt his self-control was about to desert him.
He says no one but myself can help me out of it, that I must use my will and self-control and not let any silly fancies run away with me.
One evening, at a bridal party (but not her own; for, so lost from self-control, she would have deemed it sin to marry), poor Alice was beckoned forth by her unseen despot, and constrained, in her gossamer white dress and satin slippers, to hasten along the street to the mean dwelling of a laboring-man.
Dimmesdale and this excellent and hoary-bearded deacon, it was only by the most careful self-control that the former could refrain from uttering certain blasphemous suggestions that rose into his mind, respecting the communion-supper.
Here is a whole class,--debased, uneducated, indolent, provoking,--put, without any sort of terms or conditions, entirely into the hands of such people as the majority in our world are; people who have neither consideration nor self-control, who haven't even an enlightened regard to their own interest,--for that's the case with the largest half of mankind.
John could now be hurried forward and forced into the position of head of the family several years sooner than had been anticipated, so Hannah's husband was obliged to exercise great self-control or he would have whistled while he was driving Rebecca to the Temperance station.
Elinor honoured her for a plan which originated so nobly as this; though smiling to see the same eager fancy which had been leading her to the extreme of languid indolence and selfish repining, now at work in introducing excess into a scheme of such rational employment and virtuous self-control.
It looked a lovely face enough, and when compared with the real head in chalk, the contrast was as great as self-control could desire.
Norah's self-control began to show signs of failing her.
Long unused to any self-control, the piercing agony of her remorse and grief was terrible.
I have to bear with the insults of teachers who have less self-control than I, a girl of seventeen