Definition of Self-possessed

1. Adjective. In full control of your faculties. "Strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"

Exact synonyms: Collected, Equanimous, Poised, Self-collected, Self-contained
Similar to: Composed
Derivative terms: Equanimity



Definition of Self-possessed

1. Adjective. in full control of one's faculties, and having a firm belief in one's abilities; confident, assured and poised ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Self-possessed Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Self-possessed Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-possessed

self-poisoning
self-pollinated
self-pollinating
self-pollination
self-polluted
self-polluter
self-polluters
self-pollutes
self-polluting
self-portrait
self-portraits
self-posited
self-positing
self-possessed (current term)
self-possession
self-praise
self-preservation
self-pride
self-proclaimed
self-produced
self-promotion
self-propelled
self-propelled vehicle
self-propelling
self-protection
self-publishing
self-punishment
self-raising

Literary usage of Self-possessed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"With a tranquil, self-possessed air, he went up to the bar within which the chairman sat, and, in a tone of deep, tender and subdued feeling, ..."

2. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"Even in the scanty fragments left to us we seem to feel the traces of a fresh, energetic, talented and self-possessed mind. 1. (I EI.I.. ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1895)
"He will ask us then to be self-possessed, and He is teaching us the alphabet of that duty now. ... selfpossessed ..."

4. The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States by William Biddle Atkinson (1878)
"... self-possessed, systematic, and thorough. As a surgeon lie is regarded a* conservative and very considerate of ..."

5. The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin: History and Biography, with Portrait by Parker McCobb Reed (1882)
"He was essentially an orator, always self-possessed, always self- reliant. His mental resources were great, and were always at command. ..."

6. The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin: History and Biography, with Portrait by Parker McCobb Reed (1882)
"He was essentially an orator, always self-possessed, always self- reliant. His mental resources were great, and were always at command. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Self-possessed

Search for Self-possessed on Dictionary.com!Search for Self-possessed on Thesaurus.com!Search for Self-possessed on Google!Search for Self-possessed on Wikipedia!

Search