- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. self-discipline, -possession, or -restraint; poise, composure; reserve. See resolution.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. poise, restraint, aplomb, self-government, discipline, self-discipline, reserve, reticence, self-restraint, discretion, balance, stability, sobriety, abstemiousness, dignity, repression, constraint, self-constraint, self-regulation.Ant. nervousness*, timidity, talkativeness.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.self-discipline, self-restraint, willpower, self-constraint, abstemiousness, fortitude, strength. ''The hardest victory.''— Aristotle,ANT.: impulsiveness, weaknessIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself: control, reserve, restraint, reticence, self-restraint, taciturnity, uncommunicativeness. See RESTRAINT.
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