self–control

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noun self–con·trol \-kən-ˈtrōl\

Definition of self–control

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

self–controlled

play \-ˈtrōld\ adjective

1711

First Known Use of self–control

1711



SELF–CONTROL Defined for English Language Learners

self–control

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noun self–con·trol \-kən-ˈtrōl\

Definition of self–control for English Language Learners

  • : control over your feelings or actions


SELF–CONTROL Defined for Kids

self–control

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noun self–con·trol \ˌself-kən-ˈtrōl\

Definition of self–control for Students

  1. :  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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