disciplined

[dis-uh-plind]

adjective

having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous: paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.

Nearby words

  1. disciplinable,
  2. disciplinant,
  3. disciplinarian,
  4. disciplinary,
  5. discipline,
  6. discission,
  7. discitis,
  8. disclaim,
  9. disclaimer,
  10. disclamation

Origin of disciplined

1350–1400; Middle English. See discipline, -ed2

Related formsnon·dis·ci·plined, adjectiveun·dis·ci·plined, adjectivewell-dis·ci·plined, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for undisciplined

undisciplined

adjective

not exhibiting self-control or good behaviour
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Word Origin and History for undisciplined

undisciplined

adj.

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.

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