[ 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

non·dis·ci·plined, adjectiveun·dis·ci·plined, adjectivewell-dis·ci·plined, adjective

Definition for disciplined (2 of 2)


[ dis-uh-plin ]
/ ˈdɪs ə plɪn /


verb (used with object), dis·ci·plined, dis·ci·plin·ing.

Origin of discipline

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin disciplīna instruction, tuition, equivalent to discipul(us) disciple + -ina -ine2

Related forms

Synonym study

12. See punish.
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British Dictionary definitions for disciplined


/ (ˈdɪsɪplɪn) /


verb (tr)

to improve or attempt to improve the behaviour, orderliness, etc, of by training, conditions, or rules
to punish or correct

Derived Forms

disciplinable, adjectivedisciplinal (ˌdɪsɪˈplaɪnəl, ˈdɪsɪˌplɪnəl), adjectivediscipliner, noun

Word Origin for discipline

C13: from Latin disciplīna teaching, from discipulus disciple
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