First Known Use of self-control
Synonymscontinence, restraint, self-command, self-containment, self-control, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, willpower
Antonymsdisinhibition, incontinence, unconstraint
Related Wordsself-abnegation, self-denial, self-deprivation; moderateness, moderation, temperance, temperateness; determination, nerve; command, control, discipline, mastery; abnegation, abstention, avoidance, eschewal, forbearance; abstinence, soberness, sobriety; aplomb, assurance, composure, confidence, coolness, equanimity, poise, self-confidence; discretion
Near Antonymsgratification, indulgence, self-indulgence; excessiveness, immoderacy, intemperance, intemperateness, overindulgence; demerit, failing, fault, feebleness, foible, frailty, shortcoming, vice, weakness; indiscipline, unconstraint, unreserve, unreservedness, unrestraint
SELF-CONTROL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of self-control for English Language Learners
: control over your feelings or actions
SELF-CONTROL Defined for Kids
Definition of self-control for Students
- I spent my limit. And I walked away with total self-control.
- —Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Loses Control
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