Definitions for self-control
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.
Origin of self-control:
self-denial, self-discipline, self-control(noun)
the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-will(noun)
the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the ability to control yourself even when you are angry, excited, etc.
a lack of self-control
to use self-control
The ability to control one's desires and impulses; willpower.
control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command
Self-control is the ability to control one's emotions, behavior, and desires in order to obtain some reward, or avoid some punishment. Presumably, some reward or punishment is operating in the short term which precludes, or reduces, the later reward or punishment. In psychology it is sometimes called self-regulation.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The ability to restrain a laugh at the wrong place.
Translations for self-control
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
control of oneself, one's emotions and impulses
He behaved with admirable self-control although he was very angry.
- ضَبْط النَّفْسArabic
- autodomínioPortuguese (BR)
- die SelbstbeherrschungGerman
- dominio de sí mismo, autocontrolSpanish
- خويشتن داريFarsi
- maîtrise de soiFrench
- שְׁלִיטָה עַצמִיתHebrew
- आत्मसंयम, आत्मनियंत्रणHindi
- susprezanje, samosvladavanjeCroatian
- pengendalian diriIndonesian
- paškontrole; pašsavaldīšanāsLatvian
- kawalan kendiriMalay
- opanowanie, zimna krewPolish
- خويشتن داريPersian
- خپلوي درلودلPashto
- stăpânire de sine, sânge receRomanian
- självbehärskning, självkontrollSwedish
- ควบคุมตัวเอง; ควบคุมความรู้สึกของตัวเองThai
- kendine hâkim olmaTurkish
- 自制力Chinese (Trad.)
- вміння володіти собою, самовладанняUkrainian
- ضبط نفسUrdu
- sự tự chủVietnamese
- 自制Chinese (Simp.)
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