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DISCIPLINED

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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]

Meaning:

Obeying the rules

Similar:

controlled (restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds)


Sense 2disciplined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Trained mentally or physically by instruction or exercise

Context examples:

the beautiful coordination of his disciplined muscles / a disciplined mind

Similar:

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


Sense 3disciplined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Punished for misbehavior

Synonyms:

chastised; corrected; disciplined

Context example:

the chastised child sat humbly in the corner

Similar:

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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