a person's ability to control emotions and behaviour and to limit our impulses. See self- discipline; self-regulation; self-controlled. Having this ability enables a person to control over his emotions.

SELF-CONTROL: "Joe was in total self-control in choosing not to buy the extravagant shirt and suit set he so clearly wanted but couldn't afford."
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