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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed(adj)

    in full control of your faculties

    "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"

    Synonyms:
    gathered, equanimous, collected, self-contained, self-collected, poised

    Antonyms:
    discomposed

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. self-possessed

    That is calm which is free from disturbance or agitation; in the physical sense, free from violent motion or action; in the mental or spiritual realm, free from excited or disturbing emotion or passion. We speak of a calm sea, a placid lake, a serene sky, a still night, a quiet day, a quiet home. We speak, also, of "still waters," "smooth sailing," which are different modes of expressing freedom from manifest agitation. Of mental conditions, one is calm who triumphs over a tendency to excitement; cool, if he scarcely feels the tendency. One may be calm by the very reaction from excitement, or by the oppression of overpowering emotion, as we speak of the calmness of despair. One is composed who has subdued excited feeling; he is collected when he has every thought, feeling, or perception awake and at command. Tranquil refers to a present state, placid, to a prevailing tendency. We speak of a tranquil mind, a placid disposition. The serene spirit dwells as if in the clear upper air, above all storm and shadow.

    The star of the unconquered will,
    He rises in my breast,
    Serene, and resolute, and still,
    And calm, and self-possessed.

    Longfellow Light of Stars st. 7.

    Synonyms:
    calm, collected, composed, cool, dispassionate, imperturbable, peaceful, placid, quiet, sedate, serene, smooth, still, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled

    Antonyms:
    agitated, boisterous, disturbed, excited, fierce, frantic, frenzied, furious, heated, passionate, raging, roused, ruffled, stormy, turbulent, violent, wild, wrathful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. self-possessed(a)

    Synonyms:
    composed, unruffled, sedate, calm, collected

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#155572unruffled
#211186imperturbable

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  1. Simon Shaw:

    Modigliani creates a new kind of nude for the modern era, typically there's been a distance between the viewer of a nude and the way that the nude is represented. Here Modigliani puts them on a level. If you look at her gaze, the way she is meeting yours, she is very erotic, but she's very confident, she's very self-possessed in her sexuality, and that's something incredibly new.

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