self-discipline

[ self-dis-uh-plin, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈdɪs ə plɪn, ˈsɛlf- /

noun

discipline and training of oneself, usually for improvement: Acquiring the habit of promptness requires self-discipline.

Origin of self-discipline

First recorded in 1830–40
Related formsself-dis·ciplined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-discipline

self-discipline


noun

the act of disciplining or power to discipline one's own feelings, desires, etc, esp with the intention of improving oneself
Derived Formsself-disciplined, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-discipline

self-discipline


n.

also self discipline, 1796, from self- + discipline (n.). Related: Self-disciplined.

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