Definition for discipline

noun as in punishment

noun as in field of study; subject of interest

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Example Sentences

Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation.

The discipline, drive, and sacrifices required to win—and to consistently stay at the top—resonated with me in Novak Djokovic’s Serve to Win.

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It doesn’t mean you have to follow it exactly, but keeping a steady calendar has a way of sharpening discipline.

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While she defended Germany’s borrowing binge, Merkel showed that her government aims to maintain as much budget discipline as possible.

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The new commission, if approved, would have the ability to recommend discipline for officers, but those decisions would ultimately rest with the police chief.

He is an immensely talented quarterback who has dedicated his entire life to athletic excellence and discipline.

Bullhooks, whippings, and electric shocks were used as the main methods of discipline and training for their exotic animals.

Four, the recruitment by the Republicans of affable-seeming candidates who had some discipline drilled into them.

Their collective failings come down to message discipline, candidate selection, and voter targeting.

Whether it ultimately takes aesthetic discipline or neurosis to get to that point, it's hard to say.

Very instructive here is the way in which children will voluntarily come and submit themselves to our discipline.

The fact that the day following the punishment parade was a Sunday brought about a certain relaxation from discipline.

It secures in many cases, at least, a ready compliance with a large part of the discipline enforced.

My children, keep discipline in peace: for wisdom that is hid, and a treasure that is not seen, what profit is there in them both?

Their discipline is admirable, but their natural disposition is likewise quiet and inoffensive.


On this page you'll find 141 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to discipline, such as: control, development, education, method, practice, and preparation.

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