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[dis-uh-plind] /ˈdɪs ə plɪnd/
having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous:
paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.
Origin of disciplined
1350-1400; Middle English. See discipline, -ed2
Related forms
nondisciplined, adjective
undisciplined, adjective
well-disciplined, adjective Unabridged
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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.

    General Gordon J. Wardle
British Dictionary definitions for undisciplined


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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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