Was raised in the strictest discipline.
The sergeant disciplined the recruits to become soldiers.
An example of discipline is American literature.
An example of discipline is a time out for a child who has just pushed his sibling.
Subjected to harsh discipline.
Needed to discipline their study habits.
The discipline of mathematics.
Dieting takes a lot of discipline.
A teacher who demanded discipline in the classroom.
- Self-control or orderly conduct.
- Acceptance of or submission to authority and control.
An example of discipline is to give detention to a student who keeps talking during lectures.
Other Word Forms
Origin of discipline
- Middle English from Old French descepline from Latin disciplīna from discipulus pupil disciple
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition