self-possession

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EtymologyEdit

self- +‎ possession

NounEdit

self-possession (uncountable)

  1. confidence in one's own powers
  2. calmness and composure, especially when under stress
    • 2022, J. Storer Clouston, The Adventures of M. D'Haricot
      She had a very fresh complexion and a pretty, round little face saved from any dolliness by the steadiness of her blue eyes, the firmness of her mouth, and the expression of quiet self-possession.

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