[ self-kuhn-trohl, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf kənˈtroʊl, ˌsɛlf- /


control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.

Origin of self-control

First recorded in 1705–15

OTHER WORDS FROM self-control

self-con·trolled, adjectiveself-con·trol·ling, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for self-control



the ability to exercise restraint or control over one's feelings, emotions, reactions, etc

Derived forms of self-control

self-controlled, adjectiveself-controlling, adjective
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Medical definitions for self-control



Control of one's emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will.
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