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collected (adj.)

"having control of one's mental faculties, self-possessed," c. 1600, past-participle adjective from collect (v.). Related: Collectedness.

updated on January 18, 2018

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Definitions of collected from WordNet

collected (adj.)
brought together in one place;
the collected works of Milton
Synonyms: gathered
collected (adj.)
in full control of your faculties;
the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
Synonyms: equanimous / poised / self-collected / self-contained / self-possessed
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