Thesaurus

self-control

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of self-control

2 the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others
  • she could be passionate and intense, but generally exercised steely self-control in the company of strangers

Synonyms for self-control

Words Related to self-control

Near Antonyms for self-control

Antonyms for self-control

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about self-control

Time Traveler for self-control

Time Traveler

The first known use of self-control was in 1653

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Self-control.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self-control. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on self-control

Dictionary: Definition of self-control

Nglish: Translation of self-control for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!