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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disciplined mean? 

DISCIPLINED (adjective)
  The adjective DISCIPLINED has 3 senses:

1. obeying the rules
2. trained mentally or physically by instruction or exercise
3. punished for misbehavior

  Familiarity information: DISCIPLINED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

DISCIPLINED (adjective)

Sense 1disciplined [BACK TO TOP]


Obeying the rules


controlled (restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds)

Sense 2disciplined [BACK TO TOP]


Trained mentally or physically by instruction or exercise

Context examples:

the beautiful coordination of his disciplined muscles / a disciplined mind


trained (shaped or conditioned or disciplined by training; often used as a combining form)

Sense 3disciplined [BACK TO TOP]


Punished for misbehavior


chastised; corrected; disciplined

Context example:

the chastised child sat humbly in the corner


punished (subjected to a penalty (as pain or shame or restraint or loss) for an offense or fault or in order to coerce some behavior (as a confession or obedience))

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