dis·​ci·​plined | \ ˈdi-sə-plənd How to pronounce disciplined (audio) \

Definition of disciplined

: marked by or possessing discipline a disciplined mind

Examples of disciplined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Measurement is what keeps us disciplined and transparent. Greg Salmon, Forbes, 1 July 2022 But unlike more disciplined and strategic figures like Cleta Mitchell, Lindell and his works often seemed in peril of spiraling off the field of effective political action. New York Times, 19 July 2022 The people who are really good at it are extremely disciplined and careful. Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2022 The hard-charging personality traits that are characteristic of Ironman athletes also translate to the CEO role: goal-oriented, competitive, disciplined and willing to put in the hard work. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 27 May 2022 Optimally, the Blazers would be more disciplined and solid for entire games and not have to rely on late-game rallies, especially against teams not considered to be playoff contenders such as the Kings. oregonlive, 21 Oct. 2021 Houston feeds off its opponents’ mistakes, but Villanova is a disciplined team that limits them. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2022 Trump remained relatively disciplined during the Virginia race, only occasionally inserting himself in ways that created trouble for Youngkin. Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 The Sox remained disciplined while punishing Astros starter José Urquidy for six runs in the second inning, seeing 46 pitches from the righthander before forcing him from the game after five outs. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of disciplined

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Disciplined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disciplined. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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