[ self-kuh-lek-tid, self- ]

  1. having or showing self-control; composed; self-possessed.

Origin of self-collected

First recorded in 1705–15

Other words from self-collected

  • self-col·lect·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby self-collected Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use self-collected in a sentence

  • His mind was clear enough, however; and although everything about him was pathetic he was quite self-collected.

  • Washington, self-collected, viewed the tremendous scene; his country called.

  • It was a self-collected young woman, with a distinctly casual manner who crossed the stile and confronted her visitor.

    A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
  • She was still very pale, but now also very calm; the most self-collected one in that room of death.

    Cruel As The Grave | Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • The tears rose to Fan's eyes, her strange self-collected mood seemed to be gone.

    Fan | W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)