self-possessed

[self-puh-zest, self-]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. self-plagiarism,
  2. self-poised,
  3. self-pollinate,
  4. self-pollination,
  5. self-portrait,
  6. self-possession,
  7. self-praise,
  8. self-preservation,
  9. self-pride,
  10. self-proclaimed

Origin of self-possessed

First recorded in 1830–40

Related formsself-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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British Dictionary definitions for self-possessed

self-possessed

adjective

having control of one's emotions, etc
Derived Formsself-possessedly, adverbself-possession, noun

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