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Controlling behaviour and self-control - thesaurus

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self-control

noun

the ability to control your behaviour and not show strong emotions such as anger or sadness

discipline

noun

the ability to control your own behaviour

self-discipline

noun

the ability to control your behaviour so that you do what you should do

willpower

noun

the ability to control your thoughts and behaviour in order to achieve something

temperance

noun

the ability to control yourself, especially in eating and drinking

self-restraint

noun

the ability to control your feelings and stop yourself from doing things that are not right or sensible

constraint

noun

formal behaviour that is very controlled and not natural, usually because you are embarrassed

self-censorship

noun

a decision not to say or write something because it might cause problems or offend someone

stiff upper lip

noun

a quality of remaining calm and not letting other people see what you are really feeling in a difficult or unpleasant situation

dignity

noun

the impressive behaviour of someone who controls their emotions in a difficult situation

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get a grip (on yourself)

to make an effort to control your emotions or your behaviour

get it together

to be in control of your life, so that you are successful and are doing what you want to do

restrict yourself to something

to allow yourself a limited amount of something that you like or want to do

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