Someone who is self-controlled is able to not show their feelings or not do the things that their feelings make them want to do.

My father, who had always been very self-controlled, became bad-tempered and unpredictable.

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  • self-controlled — index controlled (restrained), dispassionate, nonchalant, patient, stoical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-controlled — self control ► NOUN ▪ the ability to control one s emotions or behaviour in difficult situations. DERIVATIVES self controlled adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-controlled — self con trolled adjective not showing any strong emotions such as anger or sadness …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-controlled — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, accepting, armed with patience, assured, automated, automatic, automatous, balanced, collected, composed, confident, controlled, cybernated, disciplined, endurant, enduring, equanimous, equilibrious, firm… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-controlled — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending to keep one s thoughts and emotions to oneself: controlled, inhibited, noncommittal, reserved, restrained, self restrained. See RESTRAINT …   English dictionary for students

  • self-controlled — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : manifesting self control * * * ˌself conˈtrolled ; adjective Main entry: ↑self controlderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-controlled — adjective see self control …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-controlled — See self control. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-controlled — adjective Possessing self control, having mastery of ones own desires …   Wiktionary

  • self-controlled — showing restraint, able to control one s actions …   English contemporary dictionary

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