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disciplining

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment
  • disciplining actions taken in response to the rowdiness

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disciplining

verb
present participle of discipline

Synonyms & Antonyms of disciplining (Entry 2 of 2)

to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
  • the pranksters were severely disciplined for their irresponsible stunt

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“Disciplining.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/disciplining. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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