self-possession

self-possession
I
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. self-assurance, poise, presence of mind; see confidence 2 , restraint 1 .
See Synonym Study at confidence .
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A firm belief in one's own powers: aplomb, assurance, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence. See ATTITUDE, BELIEF. 2. A stable, calm state of the emotions: aplomb, balance, collectedness, composure, coolness, equanimity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, nonchalance, poise, sang-froid, unflappa-bility. Slang: cool. See CALM, FEELINGS.

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  • self-possession — (n.) command of one s emotions, 1745, from SELF (Cf. self) + POSSESSION (Cf. possession) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-possession — [self′pə zesh′ən] n. full possession or control of one s feelings, actions, etc.; self command; composure SYN. CONFIDENCE self possessed adj …   English World dictionary

  • Self-possession — Self pos*ses sion, n. The possession of one s powers; calmness; self command; presence of mind; composure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-possession — self possession, *confidence, self confidence, assurance, self assurance, aplomb Analogous words: *equanimity, composure: coolness, collectedness, imperturbability, nonchalance (see corresponding adjectives at COOL): poise, savoir faire, *tact …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • self-possession — self possessed ► ADJECTIVE ▪ calm, confident, and in control of one s feelings. DERIVATIVES self possession noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-possession — index composure, sufferance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-possession — N UNCOUNT Self possession is the quality of being self possessed. She found her customary self possession had deserted her. Syn: self assurance …   English dictionary

  • self-possession — savitvarda statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Valios galia išlaikyti rimtį vidinių konfliktų ir grėsmės situacijose. atitikmenys: angl. self possession vok. Selbstbeherrschung rus. самообладание …   Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • self-possession — savitvarda statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Gebėjimas išlaikyti psichinę pusiausvyrą kritiškomis aplinkybėmis: valdyti savo jausmus, tvardyti neigiamas arba teigiamas emocijas, slopinti impulsyvias paskatas, ūmias reakcijas,… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • self-possession — /self peuh zesh euhn, self /, n. the quality of being self possessed; control of one s feelings, behavior, etc.; composure; poise. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-possession — self′ posses′sion n. the quality of being self possessed • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

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