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  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. Molly Crockett:

    When you're faced with an unhealthy food that's not very tempting, stress won't affect your self control much, but when you're faced with your most favorite tempting foods, stress will make it more difficult to resist those temptations.

  2. Alicia Grandey:

    The relationship between surface acting and drinking after work was stronger for people who are impulsive or who lack personal control over behavior at work, if you're 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 don't have that self-control to stop after one drink.

  3. Grenville Kleiser:

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

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.

  5. 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.


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