- Self control is defined as the ability to manage your actions, feelings and emotions.
An example of self control is when you want the last cookie but you use your willpower to avoid eating it because you know it isn't good for you.
self-control definition by Webster's New World
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control of oneself, or of one's own emotions, desires, actions, etc.
self-control definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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).
- selfˌ-con·trolledˈ adjective
self-control - Medical Definition
Control of one's emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will.