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Synonyms for self-control

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  1. self-denial, self-discipline, self-control(noun)

    the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

    Synonyms:
    self-command, self-abnegation, abnegation, self-discipline, will power, willpower, self-renunciation, possession, self-will, self-possession, self-denial, denial

  2. self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-will(noun)

    the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

    Synonyms:
    pigheadedness, obstinance, ownership, obstinacy, self-discipline, will power, willpower, possession, self-will, self-command, stubbornness, self-possession, monomania, bullheadedness, self-denial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. self-control

    Abstinence from food commonly signifies going without; abstemiousness, partaking moderately; abstinence may be for a single occasion, abstemiousness is habitual moderation. Self-denial is giving up what one wishes; abstinence may be refraining from what one does not desire. Fasting is abstinence from food for a limited time, and generally for religious reasons. Sobriety and temperance signify maintaining a quiet, even temper by moderate indulgence in some things, complete abstinence from others. We speak of temperance in eating, but of abstinence from vice. Total abstinence has come to signify the entire abstaining from intoxicating liquors.

    Synonyms:
    abstemiousness, abstinence, continence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-denial, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance

    Antonyms:
    drunkenness, excess, gluttony, greed, intemperance, intoxication, reveling, revelry, self-indulgence, sensuality, wantonness

    Preposition:
    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2403soul
#3205psychology
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#15035restraint
#17149moderation
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#24046psyche
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#86504stubbornness
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#104632obstinacy
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How to use self-control in a sentence?

  1. Alicia Grandey:

    If youre impulsive or constantly told how to do your job, it may be harder to rein in your emotions all day, and when you get home, you dont have that self-control to stop after one drink. nurses, for example, may amplify or fake their emotions for clear reasons.

  2. Grenville Kleiser:

    By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Self control is all about having a firm hand i.e. self control is strict discipline/control of one's emotions and actions. Are you self controlled or not? If NO then, you've got to strictly discipline/control your emotions/actions. For, you ought to do just that.

  4. Charles Kingsley:

    Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.

  5. Christine Whelan:

    Self-control is a muscle that gets strong(er) when you exercise it, when we try to stop ourselves from eating overly caloric foods or smoking, we might be successful all day long.


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