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

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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Examples from the Web for well-disciplined

Historical Examples of well-disciplined

  • Curiously enough, seizure of the Gate by force had not occurred to any of this law-abiding, well-disciplined group.

  • Horace and I, like well-disciplined troops, did not let him precede us by more than an inch.

    The Believing Years

    Edmund Lester Pearson

  • He came almost immediately—came with his usual hasty step and with much of his usual expression on his well-disciplined features.

    Hand and Ring

    Anna Katharine Green

  • They are a well-disciplined body, voting as one man, though capable of speaking enough for a thousand.

    Handbook of Home Rule (1887)

    W. E. Gladstone et al.

  • A numerous and well-disciplined army, perhaps the finest in the world, gave him superiority over the Christians of the north.

British Dictionary definitions for well-disciplined


adjective (well disciplined when postpositive)

having been strictly trained or conditioned to ensure good behaviour, orderliness, etc
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