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English definition of “self-controlled”

self-controlled

adjective uk   /ˌself.kənˈtrəʊld/ us    /-ˈtroʊld/ usually approving
having strong control over your emotions and actions: He's always seemed very self-controlled, so I was amazed by his sudden outburst in the office.
self-control
noun [U] uk   /ˌself.kənˈtrəʊl/ us    /-ˈtroʊl/
C2 It took incredible self-control not to cry out with pain.
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