indiscipline

[in-dis-uh-plin]

noun

lack of discipline or control: a campus problem of student indiscipline.
an instance of this.

Nearby words

  1. indirect vision,
  2. indirection,
  3. indirectly,
  4. indiscernible,
  5. indiscerptible,
  6. indiscoverable,
  7. indiscreet,
  8. indiscrete,
  9. indiscretion,
  10. indiscriminate

Origin of indiscipline

First recorded in 1775–85; in-3 + discipline

Related formsin·dis·ci·plin·a·ble, adjectivein·dis·ci·plined, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for indiscipline

indiscipline

noun

lack of discipline
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Word Origin and History for indiscipline

indiscipline

n.

1783, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + discipline (n.). Indisciplined as a past participle adjective is attested from c.1400.

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