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1. self-possession

noun. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior.

Synonyms

  • nerves
  • possession
  • will power
  • willpower
  • resolve
  • presence of mind
  • resolution
  • resoluteness
  • self-command
  • firmness
  • firmness of purpose
  • self-will

Antonyms

  • indecisiveness
  • indecision
  • disagree
  • begin

Etymology

  • possession (English)
  • possessio (Latin)
  • self- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Illegal Possession

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • repossession
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • succession
  • repression
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • depression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • oppression
  • obsession
  • aggression
  • accession

2. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] the act of having and controlling property.

Synonyms

  • holding
  • constructive possession
  • criminal possession
  • retention
  • keeping
  • actual possession
  • ownership

Antonyms

  • instability
  • unsteadiness
  • unstableness
  • movability

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

3. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] anything owned or possessed.

Synonyms

  • white elephant
  • relation
  • assets
  • transferred property
  • holding
  • belongings
  • transferred possession
  • treasure
  • property
  • circumstances

Antonyms

  • indecision
  • disagree
  • begin
  • preparation

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

4. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] being controlled by passion or the supernatural.

Synonyms

  • enchantment
  • spell

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

5. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior.

Synonyms

  • self-possession
  • nerves
  • will power
  • willpower
  • resolve
  • presence of mind
  • resolution
  • resoluteness
  • self-command
  • firmness
  • firmness of purpose
  • self-will

Antonyms

  • ancestor
  • descendant
  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

6. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck).

Antonyms

  • softness

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

7. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] a territory that is controlled by a ruling state.

Synonyms

  • territory
  • territorial dominion
  • district

Antonyms

  • hate
  • solvability
  • isotropy
  • unsolvability

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

8. possession

noun. ['pəˈzɛʃən'] a mania restricted to one thing or idea.

Synonyms

  • monomania
  • mania
  • passion

Antonyms

  • anisotropy
  • strength
  • insolubility
  • misconception

Etymology

  • possessio (Latin)
  • -io (Latin)

9. illegal

adjective. ['ˌɪˈliːgəl'] prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules.

Synonyms

  • amerciable
  • banned
  • illegitimate
  • embezzled
  • nonlegal
  • mislabeled
  • bootleg
  • dirty
  • prohibited
  • extralegal
  • misbranded
  • ill-gotten
  • criminal
  • ineligible
  • smuggled
  • felonious
  • extrajudicial
  • irregular
  • unlawful
  • penal
  • outlawed
  • black-market
  • under-the-counter
  • misappropriated
  • legality
  • punishable
  • unratified
  • black
  • illicit
  • contraband
  • outlaw

Antonyms

  • legitimate
  • regular
  • illegality
  • lawful

Example sentences of the word illegal-possession


1. Noun Phrase
A conviction for illegal possession or inappropriate use of drugs -- whether prescription or nonprescription -- might result in an automatic disqualification.

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