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


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

OTHER WORDS FROM self-discipline

self-dis·ciplined, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for self-discipline



the act of disciplining or power to discipline one's own feelings, desires, etc, esp with the intention of improving oneself

Derived forms of self-discipline

self-disciplined, adjective
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