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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.
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self-controlled

adjective
Tending to keep one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
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self-controlled

[ˌselfkənˈtrəʊld] ADJsereno
she's very self-controlledtiene mucho autocontrol
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

self-controlled

[ˌsɛlfkənˈtrəʊld] adjpadrone/a di sé
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