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English definition of “self-possession”

self-possession

noun [U]     /ˌself.pəˈzeʃ.ən/
the characteristic of being calm and in control of your emotions at all times: He looked surprised but soon recovered his self-possession.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotionsCalm and relaxed self-possessed     /ˌself.pəˈzest/ adjective She is a confident and self-possessed public speaker.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotionsCalm and relaxed
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