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
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.
The ability to control one's own action, behavior, feelings, emotions, reaction, response, thoughts and will.
Self-control is a vital life skill innate in every animal and human being.
The numerical value of self-control in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of self-control in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
Each child is an evil. Each adult is an self-control or be controlled evil.
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character
Self-reverence, self knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
When you're faced with a situation requiring a self-control dilemma, you will be ready with an alternative way to handle it.
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Translations for self-control
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- autocontrolCatalan, Valencian
- Selbstbeherrschung, SelbstkontrolleGerman
- maîtrise de soi, contrôle de soiFrench
- セルフコントロール, 自粛, 自制Japanese
- stăpânire de sine, autocontrolRomanian
- самоконтроль, самообладаниеRussian
- самоконтрола, samosavlađivanje, samokonrola, самосавлађивање, самоконрола, samokontrolaSerbo-Croatian
- boitshwaroSouthern Sotho
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