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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-denial, self-discipline, self-controlnoun

    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-willnoun

    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

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How to use self-control in a sentence?

  1. Erika Forbes:

    During preschool, children's increasing independence but less-than-optimal self-control can make it especially challenging for mothers (or any caregivers) to set limits, grant autonomy and resolve conflicts, if mothers are depressed, they might find themselves too exhausted or emotionally taxed to engage in the kind of vigorous parenting that preschoolers tend to need.

  2. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859:

    He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgment to foresee, activity to gather materials for decision, discrimination to decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control to hold to his deliberate decision.

  3. Woody Haldrugold:

    Each child is an evil. Each adult is an self-control or be controlled evil.

  4. Todd Hare:

    Thus far, self-control has proven a very difficult thing to train, if IBMT can be used to reduce cravings in addicts and/or improve self-regulation when experiencing cravings in a manner that does not require increased attention or cognitive effort, that would be a very exciting step forward.

  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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