self-control

noun self-con·trol \ ˌself-kən-ˈtrōl \

Definition of self-control

: restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires

self-controlled

play \ˌself-kən-ˈtrōld\ adjective

First Known Use of self-control

1711

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SELF-CONTROL Defined for English Language Learners

self-control

Definition of self-control for English Language Learners

  • : control over your feelings or actions


SELF-CONTROL Defined for Kids

self-control

noun self-con·trol \ ˌself-kən-ˈtrōl \

Definition of self-control for Students

: someone's control over his or her own impulses, emotions, or actions
  • I spent my limit. And I walked away with total self-control.
  • —Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Loses Control


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