self-possessed

self-possessed
ADJ-GRADED
Someone who is self-possessed is calm and confident and in control of their emotions.

She is clearly the most articulate and self-possessed member of her family.

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  • self-possessed — self pos sessed adj calm, confident, and in control of your feelings, even in difficult or unexpected situations used to show approval ▪ She s a confident, self possessed public speaker. >self possession n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-possessed — self pos sessed adjective someone who is self possessed behaves in a calm and confident way in difficult situations ╾ ,self pos session noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Self-possessed — Self pos*sessed , a. Composed or tranquil in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-possessed — self′ possessed′ adj. showing control of one s feelings, behavior, etc.; composed; poised • Etymology: 1830–40 self′ possess′edly ,adv …   From formal English to slang

  • self-possessed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ calm, confident, and in control of one s feelings. DERIVATIVES self possession noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-possessed — adjective I m usually pretty self possessed during an interview Syn: assured, self assured, calm, cool, composed, at ease, unperturbed, unruffled, confident, self confident, poised, imperturbable; informal together, unfazed, nonplussed,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • self-possessed — {adj.} Confident; sure of one self. * /Before he made his first million, he used to be shy, but afterwards he became very self possessed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • self-possessed — {adj.} Confident; sure of one self. * /Before he made his first million, he used to be shy, but afterwards he became very self possessed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • self-possessed — adj Confident; sure of one self. Before he made his first million, he used to be shy, but afterwards he became very self possessed …   Словарь американских идиом

  • self-possessed — UK / US adjective someone who is self possessed behaves in a calm and confident way in difficult situations Derived word: self possession noun uncountable …   English dictionary

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