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 There were assurances about a disciplined style of play and the willingness to build a winning culture. New York Times, "Thibodeau Calls Knicks Job a ‘Dream Come True’," 30 July 2020 Having that balance created coverage issues for even the most disciplined secondaries. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "What you need to know about Alabama football as preseason ramps up," 13 July 2020 The surest path to success is setting a goal and committing to a disciplined program of saving and investing to get there. Michael J. Francis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "401(k) Adviser: Help your future self by following these rules for retirement saving," 8 July 2020 Amid all the uncertainty – gallery openings, concerts, and performances are all still on hold – disciplined practice has become an act of hope. Cassandre Coyer, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ballet in the kitchen? What arts majors learned during lockdown.," 19 June 2020 The book that attempts to plumb the mysteries of America's most enigmatic first lady depicts Trump as guarded, deliberate, disciplined and focused. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump's executive order, Melania book, travel within Hawaii: 5 things to know Tuesday," 16 June 2020 However, for those who have a good savings account, the emergency fund and savings account can be one and the same, Strickland said, but stay disciplined to not accidentally spend the emergency fund, the untouchable money, that’s sitting in savings. Giana Han, al, "Experts share tips on why and how to budget," 10 June 2020 Austin is a disciplined hitter with the athleticism to play several positions. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Austin Martin has Michael Jordan qualities. Can the Detroit Tigers really pass on him?," 5 June 2020 Will the 37-year-old Stefanski have the respect of the players to turn them into a more disciplined team. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "What can we expect from Cleveland Browns this season? How about less dumb football?," 17 May 2020

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First Known Use of disciplined

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2020

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“Disciplined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disciplined. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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