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discipline

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discipline

  1. 1 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence <you must choose a discipline to focus on in college> Synonyms area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, department, field, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, game, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walkRelated Words frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty

  2. 2 suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense <harsh discipline was imposed to keep order within the ranks> Synonyms castigation, chastisement, comeuppance, correction, desert(s), punishment, nemesis, penalty, wrathRelated Words reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; assessment, charge, fine, mulct; example, sentence; confinement, imprisonment, incarceration; condemnation, damnation, denouncement; censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproofNear Antonyms amnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; exemption, immunity, impunity; release; commutation, reprieve; absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment; condonation, disregard, overlooking

  3. 3 the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others <she lacks the discipline that's essential for a job in customer relations> Synonyms continence, constraint, discretion, inhibition, refrainment, repression, reserve, restraint, self-command, self-control, self-restraint, suppressionRelated Words command, control, mastery, possession; self-censorship, self-containment, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, will, willpower; composure, self-poise, self-possession; aloofness, detachedness, distance; bashfulness, modesty, shyness; reticence, silence, taciturnityNear Antonyms self-abandonment, uninhibitedness; unrestrainedness; gratification, indulgence, overindulgence, self-indulgence; bluntness, candor, frankness; immoderacy, intemperanceAntonyms disinhibition, incontinence, unconstraint




discipline

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discipline

  1. to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime <the pranksters were severely disciplined for their irresponsible stunt> Synonyms castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, punish, penalizeRelated Words assess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreakNear Antonyms forfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicateAntonyms excuse, pardon, spare





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