disciplined

adjective
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 Perhaps no better example of the disciplined approach was the play of Antetokounmpo. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 May 2021 Perhaps no better example of the disciplined approach set was the play of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Jim Owczarski, USA TODAY, 29 May 2021 The aggressive spending on entertainment strays from what longtime Amazon observers said has been a disciplined approach to acquisitions. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, 25 May 2021 That’s a disciplined, strategic approach which also builds trust with PetSmart’s board and CFO. Noah Barsky, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Phelps, meanwhile, was a multi-year starter in centerfield during her time in high school with the Eagles, boasting a strong arm and a disciplined approach at the plate. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Who inspired the young to stay disciplined in the moment and the old to keep faith in the future. Editorial Board, Star Tribune, 23 June 2021 Older children are typically more disciplined about wearing the aligners as directed. Sheila Olson, Health.com, 28 May 2021 Investors should stay disciplined and not chase extended individual stocks or groups nor buy the aforementioned areas of high-valuation growth that are now bouncing from oversold levels back into potential spots of resistance. Randy Watts, Forbes, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of disciplined

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2021

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“Disciplined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disciplined. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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