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self–possessed

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adjective self–pos·sessed \-pə-ˈzest also -ˈsest\

Simple Definition of self–possessed

  • : having or showing control of your feelings or actions especially in a difficult situation

Full Definition of self–possessed

  1. :  having or showing self-possession :  composed in mind or manner :  calm

self–pos·sessed·ly play \-ˈze-səd-lē, -ˈse-; -ˈzest-lē, -ˈsest-\ adverb

1795

First Known Use of self–possessed

1795


SELF–POSSESSED Defined for Kids

self–possessed

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adjective self–pos·sessed \ˌself-pə-ˈzest\

Definition of self–possessed

  1. :  having or showing control of emotions or reactions




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