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disciplined

[dis-uh-plind]
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adjective
  1. having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous: paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.

Origin of disciplined

1350–1400; Middle English. See discipline, -ed2
Related formsnon·dis·ci·plined, adjectiveun·dis·ci·plined, adjectivewell-dis·ci·plined, adjective
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Examples from the Web for undisciplined

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  • He was also wild and undisciplined, and wherever he was, quarrels and brawls arose.

  • It was genius, rampant and undisciplined, but unmistakable; and she told him so.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • Once again they meet the reward of ignorance and undisciplined courage.

    Peter the Hermit

    Daniel A. Goodsell

  • Her undisciplined love was the cause of the child's undoing.

    Women's Wild Oats

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • His troops were undisciplined and largely composed of all nationalities.


British Dictionary definitions for undisciplined

undisciplined

adjective
  1. not exhibiting self-control or good behaviour
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Word Origin and History for undisciplined

adj.

late 14c., "untrained," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of discipline (v.). Cf. German undisciplinirt, Swedish odisciplinerad. Specific meaning "not subject to military discipline" is attested from 1718.

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