from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Control of one's emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will: "You think yourself a miracle of sensibility; but self-control is what you need” ( Mary Boykin Chesnut).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability to control one's desires and impulses; willpower.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Self-command; self-restraint.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
- n. the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
self- + control (Wiktionary)