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Self-control synonyms
sĕlf'kən-trōl'
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Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
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  1. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  3. Control of emotions, impulses, etc.; reserve; constraint
(Now Rare) A suspension of activity in a condition of balance
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  1. (Now Rare) A suspension of activity in a condition of balance
  2. That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
  3. Balance; stability
A means or instrument of restraining
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  1. A means or instrument of restraining
  2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  3. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
Self-possession; assurance; poise
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  1. Self-possession; assurance; poise
  2. Self-confidence; poise; composure.
  3. (Ballet) stability; the basic law of ballet.
Political independence; autonomy.
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  1. Political independence; autonomy.
  2. Government of a group by the action of its own members, as in electing representatives to make its laws
  3. Popular or representative government; democracy.
Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
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  1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
  2. A state of order based on submission to rules and authority:
  3. Punishment intended to correct or train:
Control of oneself, willpower.
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  1. Control of oneself, willpower.
  2. The disciplining or controlling of oneself or one's desires, actions, habits, etc.
  3. Training and control of oneself and one's conduct, usually for personal improvement.
(Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
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  1. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
  2. A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
  3. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
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  1. The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
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  1. Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
  2. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
The quality of being discreet, or careful about what one does and says; prudence
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  1. The quality of being discreet, or careful about what one does and says; prudence
  2. The freedom of choice and of action of a judge, prosecutor, or other public official, within the defined scope of his or her responsibilities. For example, in a criminal matter a judge may have wide discretion to release the defendant on recognizance or to demand bail in any amount, based on the judge’s view of the defendant as a flight risk. The freedom of choice and of action of a judge, prosecutor, or other public official, within the defined scope of his or her responsibilities. For example, in a criminal matter a judge may have wide discretion to release the defendant on recognizance or to demand bail in any amount, based on the judge’s view of the defendant as a flight risk.
  3. (Archaic) The ability or power to discern what is responsible or socially appropriate:
The imaginary scales of fortune or fate, as an emblem of justice or the power to decide
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  1. The imaginary scales of fortune or fate, as an emblem of justice or the power to decide
  2. The power or means to decide:
  3. A balance wheel.
(R.C.Ch.) A vow binding Benedictine monks until death to the monastery where they join the order
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) A vow binding Benedictine monks until death to the monastery where they join the order
  2. The ability of an object, such as a ship or aircraft, to maintain equilibrium or resume its original, upright position after displacement, as by the sea or strong winds.
  3. The capacity of an object to return to equilibrium or to its original position after having been displaced
Seriousness; sedateness
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  1. Seriousness; sedateness
  2. Temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquor
  3. The state or condition of being sober:
The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
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  1. The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
The respect and honor associated with an important position.
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  1. The respect and honor associated with an important position.
  2. The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
  3. Inherent nobility and worth:
Something repressed in this way
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  1. Something repressed in this way
  2. The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
  3. The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
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  1. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
  2. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
  3. Embarrassed reserve or reticence; awkwardness:
The regulation (by a person or an organization) of ones own behaviour without external control or monitoring
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  1. The regulation (by a person or an organization) of ones own behaviour without external control or monitoring
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A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
(Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
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  1. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
  2. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
  3. Restraint and control in artistic expression; freedom from exaggeration or extravagance
The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
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  1. The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
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  1. Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
  2. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
The trait of being taciturn.
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