dis·​ci·​plin·​able ˌdi-sə-ˈpli-nə-bəl How to pronounce disciplinable (audio) ˈdi-sə-pli- How to pronounce disciplinable (audio)
: subject to or deserving discipline
a disciplinable offense

Word History


Middle English, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin disciplīnābilis, from disciplīnāre "to discipline entry 2" + Latin -bilis "capable of acting or being acted upon" — more at -able

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disciplinable was in the 15th century

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“Disciplinable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disciplinable. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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