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

Definition of disciplined

: marked by or possessing discipline a disciplined mind

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The Congolese army is a bit more disciplined than in 2003, when its soldiers in Ituri sold their weapons to Lendu rebels. The Economist, "Killings in Congo’s north-east spark fears of a return to war," 13 July 2019 Officers of the regular army are hostile to Mr Dagalo’s ambitions and furious that an ill-disciplined militia is looting the capital. The Economist, "How to stop Sudan sliding into war," 14 June 2019 Fariñez, who recently posted a clean sheet against the USA, possesses astonishing reflexes and a disciplined presence during dead-ball situations. Luis Miguel Echegaray, SI.com, "Copa America's Under-the-Radar Players to Watch," 13 June 2019 Despite police crowd control tactics that kept marchers at a standstill at many points, Hong Kong was its usual disciplined self. Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, "Photos: Hong Kong has got its protest mojo back," 9 June 2019 Jones also is a freelancer in a disciplined system and a safety — which is about the only stocked position on a teardown roster. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Reshad Jones is back with Dolphins — but question of his future won’t go away | Commentary," 4 June 2019 Even a mundane task like packing is approached with tact, because cobbling together a suitable wardrobe at the eleventh hour is anathema to Patricia's disciplined existence. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "Patricia Altschul's Very Specific Guide to Traveling in Style," 18 May 2019 The book also includes updated gang-turf maps and police data showing that once-cohesive, disciplined gangs have splintered into over 2,400 factions. Fox News, "Chicago Crime Commission releases 1st gang guide since 2012," 12 June 2018 The Angels have tried to keep Ohtani fresh by giving him at least a week of mound rest between his pitching starts, adhering to a disciplined plan drawn up by Eppler. Greg Beacham And Dave Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Angels star Shohei Ohtani out at least 3 weeks with elbow sprain," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of disciplined

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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