noun [U]
the ability to control your behaviour and not show strong emotions

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  • self-control — self con·trol s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} autocontrollo {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1911. ETIMO: comp. di self se stesso e control controllo …   Dizionario italiano

  • self-control — self con trol n [U] the ability to behave calmly and sensibly even when you feel very excited, angry etc >self controlled adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-control — self con trol noun uncount the ability to control your behavior and not show strong emotions such as anger or sadness: You could have shown more self control in front of the children …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • yoga — (yogi, yogini)    Yoga is an ancient Hindu practice and belief system that aims at releasing the adept from the bonds of the endless cycle of birth and rebirth. The word yoga is derived from the root yuj, “to yoke,” probably because the early… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • autocontrollo — au·to·con·tròl·lo s.m. CO dominio, padronanza di sé: avere autocontrollo, un forte autocontrollo; mantenere, perdere l autocontrollo Sinonimi: aplomb, autodisciplina, controllo, self control. Contrari: impulsività, intemperanza. {{line}}… …   Dizionario italiano

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