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

  • Bill obeyed like a well-disciplined child, and with equal enthusiasm.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The Indians will never be a match for a well-disciplined European army.

  • The men of the Wessex Fusiliers are determined and well-disciplined fellows.

    Lady Bountiful

    George A. Birmingham

  • The well-disciplined waiters had effaced themselves.16 Only we three were there.

    Aladdin & Co.

    Herbert Quick

  • It showed the enemy had well-disciplined and practised crews.

    Famous Sea Fights

    John Richard Hale

British Dictionary definitions for well-disciplined


adjective (well disciplined when postpositive)
  1. having been strictly trained or conditioned to ensure good behaviour, orderliness, etc
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