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To stop, control or not show emotions - thesaurus

Synonyms

manage

verb

to deal successfully with an emotion or feeling so that it does not cause a problem

suppress

verb

to stop yourself from feeling an emotion

deal with

to accept and control a difficult emotional situation so that you can start to live a normal life again despite it

master

verb

to manage to control something such as an emotion

hold in

to not allow your feelings to show

conceal

verb

formal to prevent someone from seeing or knowing your feelings

bottle up

to stop yourself from showing negative emotions like anger and disappointment, especially over a long period, so that these feelings develop in a harmful way

repress

verb

to prevent yourself from showing a feeling

keep back

to not tell someone something, or to not show how you feel

suppress

verb

to stop yourself from showing an emotion, especially one that might offend someone

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bite back

to stop yourself from saying what you think

choke back

to stop yourself from showing a feeling or emotion

conquer

verb

to gain control of a situation or emotion by making a great physical or mental effort

contain

verb

to control or hide an emotion

contain yourself

to not show your emotions

control

verb

to remain calm and not show that you are angry or upset

curb

verb

to control an emotion or way of behaving that could cause problems

dam

verb

to control your feelings so that you do not show them

deny

verb

to refuse to admit to yourself or other people that you have a particular feeling, illness, or problem

disguise

verb

to hide something such as your feelings or intentions

dissemble

verb

literary to hide your real thoughts, feelings, or intentions

dissimulate

verb

formal to hide your real thoughts, feelings, or intentions

fight

verb

to try very hard not to show a feeling or not to do something you want to do

fight back

if you fight back an emotion, you try very hard not to show it

fight down

to try hard not to feel or express an emotion that you are starting to feel

force back

if you force back tears, you try very hard not to cry

get a grip (on yourself)

to make an effort to control your emotions or your behavior

gulp back

to stop yourself from showing tears or an emotion

harden your heart

to make yourself stop caring or being affected by things

have a heart of stone

to not feel any sympathy for other people

hide

verb

to not allow people to know what you are thinking or feeling

hold back

to not show what you are thinking or feeling

keep back

if you keep back laughter or tears, you stop yourself from laughing or crying

maintain

verb

Americanspoken to deal with a difficult situation without becoming angry

mask

verb

to hide your true feelings, thoughts, or character

not bat an eye

to not be shocked, worried, or upset by something

not flinch

if someone does not flinch, they remain calm despite danger or shock

play it cool

to behave calmly and not show that you are worried about something

put a brave face/front on something

to try to hide the fact that you are feeling upset or disappointed

repress

verb

to refuse to admit that you have a particular feeling, need, or memory, so that it remains hidden in your mind

school

verb

if you school your features, you make yourself look calm even though you do not feel calm

smother

verb

to try not to express a feeling

stand back

to not let yourself be influenced by your feelings about a situation so that you can think about it more clearly

stifle

verb

to stop yourself from doing something that shows how you feel

subdue

verb

formal to control an emotion that you feel

swallow your pride/disappointment/anger etc.

to not show your feelings and to not allow them to affect the way that you behave

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