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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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  • Such was the army by means of which Ismal enforced the corve on his undisciplined tribes.

    In Morocco Edith Wharton
  • What use is it to see her as undisciplined—as unfit as ever?

    Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
  • There was indecision; the most trying test of all for an undisciplined people.

  • But do not infer that I have identified you with these undisciplined characters.

  • That is the difference between disciplined and undisciplined troops.

    The Russian Turmoil Anton Ivanovich Denikin
British Dictionary definitions for undisciplined


not exhibiting self-control or good behaviour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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