self-possessed

[ self-puh-zest, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf pəˈzɛst, ˌsɛlf- /

adjective

having or showing control of one's feelings, behavior, etc.; composed; poised.

Origin of self-possessed

First recorded in 1830–40

Related forms

self-pos·sess·ed·ly [self-puh-zes-id-lee, -zest-lee, self-] /ˈsɛlf pəˈzɛs ɪd li, -ˈzɛst li, ˌsɛlf-/, adverbun·self-pos·sessed, adjective
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self-possessed


adjective

having control of one's emotions, etc

Derived Forms

self-possessedly, adverbself-possession, noun
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