Definition of self-control noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

self-control

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the ability to remain calm and not show your emotions even though you are feeling angry, excited, etc. to lose/regain your self-control It took all his self-control not to shout at them.
self-controlled
 
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adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: self-control