self-possessed
adjective Date: 1795 having or showing self-possession ; composed in mind or manner ; calmself-possessedly adverb

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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 — 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. Syn: self assured …   English 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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