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.

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
References in classic literature ?
The president tore open the envelope, read the dispatch, and, despite his remarkable powers of self-control, his lips turned pale and his eyes grew dim, on reading the twenty words of this telegram.
Lady Lydiard's self-control failed her for the first time.
Looking at her, I was forced, as I had often been before, to offer her good sense, her wondrous self-control, the tribute of involuntary admiration.
Still, the severe and prolonged struggle for self-control told upon Lilla.
But his self-control was more than I could explain.
Such a birth requires, as its antecedents, not only a series of carefully arranged intermarriages, but also a long, continued exercise of frugality and self-control on the part of the would-be ancestors of the coming Equilateral, and a patient, systematic, and continuous development of the Isosceles intellect through many generations.
Answering inquiries about the disposition of Anna Arkadyevna's rooms and belongings, he had exercised immense self-control to appear like a man in whose eyes what had occurred was not unforeseen nor out of the ordinary course of events, and he attained his aim: no one could have detected in him signs of despair.
Miss Ophelia, with characteristic strength and self-control, had remained with her kinsman to the last,--all eye, all ear, all attention; doing everything of the little that could be done, and joining with her whole soul in the tender and impassioned prayers which the poor slave had poured forth for the soul of his dying master.
Yes, my hardly-earned self-control was as completely lost to me as if I had never possessed it; lost to me, as it is lost every day to other men, in other critical situations, where women are concerned.
Irish terriers, when they have gained maturity, are notable, not alone for their courage, fidelity, and capacity for love, but for their cool-headedness and power of self-control and restraint.
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.
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.