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SELF-DISCIPLINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-discipline mean? 

SELF-DISCIPLINE (noun)
  The noun SELF-DISCIPLINE has 2 senses:

1. the trait of practicing self discipline
2. the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

  Familiarity information: SELF-DISCIPLINE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-DISCIPLINE (noun)


Sense 1self-discipline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of practicing self discipline

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

self-denial; self-discipline

Hypernyms ("self-discipline" is a kind of...):

discipline (the trait of being well behaved)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "self-discipline"):

asceticism; austerity; nonindulgence (the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures))

abstention; abstinence (the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol))

continence; continency (the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters)


Sense 2self-discipline [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

self-control; self-denial; self-discipline

Hypernyms ("self-discipline" is a kind of...):

control (the activity of managing or exerting control over something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "self-discipline"):

abstinence (act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite)

ascesis; asceticism (rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint)

mortification ((Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself))


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