in·​dis·​ci·​pline | \ (ˌ)in-ˈdi-sə-plən How to pronounce indiscipline (audio) \

Definition of indiscipline

: lack of discipline

Other Words from indiscipline

indisciplined \ (ˌ)in-​ˈdi-​sə-​plənd How to pronounce indiscipline (audio) , -​(ˌ)plind \ adjective

Examples of indiscipline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a decade or so, Auden felt that the possibilities of his Ischian interlude had been exhausted, that some danger hovered, some chance of descending into rote behavior or indiscipline. Alan Jacobs, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Beckham’s positional indiscipline fundamentally undermined England’s balance. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 This new Biden lacks the old Biden's goofy exuberance, cartoonish loquaciousness and all-around indiscipline. Frank Bruni New York Times, Star Tribune, 21 Mar. 2021 The spike in cases has been blamed on indiscipline from people with travel history abroad who evaded quarantine, Erick Tandi with the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Yaounde said. Daniel Ekonde, CNN, 7 Apr. 2020 Through whatever combination of intention, ignorance or mental indiscipline, Trump is a habitual stater of untruths and half-truths, and this vague fog of fancy and fact — hyperbolic, sloppy, hypnotically repetitious — keeps his rhetoric slippery. Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2020 For example, a lack of sufficient information about the specific ‘use of proceeds’ in prospectuses during Eurobond Initial Public Offerings is magnifying the risk of fiscal indiscipline. Misheck Mutize, Quartz Africa, 22 Feb. 2020 What befuddled so many of his admirers is that the scandal revealed a streak of indiscipline that doesn’t mesh with the man who created a company so resolutely fixated on the long term, so committed to living its values. Franklin Foer, The Atlantic, 10 Oct. 2019 Fiji’s attacking brilliance came with large doses of indiscipline. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2019 See More

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1783, in the meaning defined above

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“Indiscipline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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