self-possession

[ self-puh-zesh-uh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf pəˈzɛʃ ən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

the quality of being self-possessed; control of one's feelings, behavior, etc.; composure; poise.

Nearby words

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

Origin of self-possession

First recorded in 1735–45

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Word Origin and History for self-possession

self-possession

n.

"command of one's emotions," 1745, from self- + possession (n.). Related: Self-possessed.

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