disciplined

adjective
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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Neff,’ the youngest of four children, was active in the Mormon church and led a disciplined life. Matt Schwab, The Mercury News, "Football: Hayward’s home opener Friday night will be emotional," 5 Sep. 2019 Wright’s play premiering at Theatre of Note, is one of her more disciplined and linear efforts — at least initially. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Another picture of Dorian Gray hits the stage, and this one is a ‘Wilde’ ride," 30 Aug. 2019 Not a disciplined, unified response to a crisis from this White House; instead, an unhinged president issuing feeble edicts from his bed, many of which could cause a sputtering economy to spiral. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Trump Previews His Response to the Next Recession," 27 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, Islamist groups, including then-Al Qaeda affiliate Al Nusra Front, flush with money from Persian Gulf nations, proved to be the most disciplined and effective factions against Assad. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "Syrian rebel leader’s death spurs debate about his legacy," 11 June 2019 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

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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