Meaning of self-command in English:


Pronunciation /sɛlfkəˈmɑːnd/


  • The ability to control one's emotions; self-control.

    ‘These psychological terms seem to be neutral descriptors of inner states or behavioral capacities, but the self-command that they connote is tied directly to concepts of character strength.’
    • ‘In my opinion self-command for Smith is much more complex than simple self-control.’
    • ‘Invincible when events ran their way, they could not summon the self-command to rally when the sky began to rain.’
    • ‘With respect to decision and action, the strategy of objective tolerance is appropriate in areas where I do not aspire to the highest degree of self-command.’
    • ‘He sought pleasure, self-command, fame, knowledge, and even wisdom.’