dis·​ci·​plined ˈdi-sə-plənd How to pronounce disciplined (audio)
: marked by or possessing discipline
a disciplined mind

Examples of disciplined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mobsters operate in a loose but disciplined confederation overseen from New York by mafias rooted in southern China, according to state and federal officials. Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, 14 Mar. 2024 Conclusion Preparing for the CPA exam demands a strategic and disciplined approach, integrating effective planning, study techniques, and a focus on creating a conducive learning environment. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 The 23-year-old has all the makings of a star, but needs to become more disciplined at the plate and improve defensively. Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 When the Houthis seized Sanaa in September 2014, their victory was hailed as a singular achievement for the IRGC and its chief of external operations, Soleimani, who had cultivated the Yemeni Shia militia and helped turn it into a disciplined and militarily sophisticated force. Arash Azizi, The Atlantic, 12 Jan. 2024 Ultimately these schisms freed the WFP to grow into a more unified and disciplined organization that has survived Cuomo’s attacks, helped put progressives like NYS Attorney General Letitia James in powerful positions, and moved left. Raina Lipsitz, The New Republic, 20 Oct. 2023 Very, very, very disciplined, moral, straightforward. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 17 Oct. 2023 So, yes, writing draws on the empathetic, imaginative faculties, which feed into fantasy and, in a more ordered and disciplined way, into fiction and painting and film and so on. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 3 Sep. 2023 Eleanor Holmes Norton The crowd was very disciplined but anxious to march. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disciplined was in the 14th century

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“Disciplined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disciplined. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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