Definition of disciplined in US English:

disciplined

adjective

  • Showing a controlled form of behavior or way of working.

    ‘a disciplined approach to management’
    • ‘It's a disciplined approach to creating websites which involves a great deal of discussion about objectives.’
    • ‘If we do not take a disciplined approach these accidents will continue to happen.’
    • ‘As they become proficient in handling their bikes they are subtly introduced to the need for disciplined behaviour on the road.’
    • ‘Two highly disciplined and law-abiding populations meekly submitted to defeat.’
    • ‘We're taking a little more disciplined approach toward training in golf than might have been done in the past.’
    • ‘A wisp of auburn hair fell across her forehead, challenging the control of her disciplined features.’
    • ‘The most significant among them are the ambience and the disciplined manner in which the festival is conducted.’
    • ‘The pacy, busy, vibrant winger has been replaced by a more thoughtful, more disciplined player.’
    • ‘His was a textbook performance of disciplined self control and he did what was asked for team and country.’
    • ‘Intervention has taken place in an unusually disciplined and performance-based manner.’
    • ‘But it will be a tight, disciplined budget with spending under disciplined control.’
    • ‘It is important that both parties have the ability to remain calm and work in a composed disciplined manner.’
    • ‘It is an example of the disciplined financial controls which have built up the funds the country needs for public works and poverty relief.’
    • ‘I replied that as a disciplined civil servant I had no option but to accept the post.’
    • ‘The House of Commons is organized along adversarial lines, its proceedings normally controlled by a disciplined party majority.’
    • ‘A successful yogi is expected to achieve mental control by way of various types of disciplined movement and breathing.’
    • ‘He said the company takes a very disciplined approach when contemplating entering a market where the culture is different.’
    • ‘There were five teams of prison warders, all of them in full uniform, and waiting in a disciplined manner for the event to start.’
    • ‘The survey also shows it is companies with successful plans that are more likely to have a disciplined approach to managing and monitoring their plan.’
    • ‘It requires just a bit of creative imagination and disciplined thought.’
    well mannered, polite, civil, courteous, respectful, deferential, obedient, gentlemanly, chivalrous, gallant, ladylike, genteel, cultivated, gracious, obliging, considerate, thoughtful, urbane, civilized, well spoken, formal, proper, decorous, refined, polished, well brought up
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Pronunciation

disciplined

/ˈdɪsəˌplɪnd//ˈdisəˌplind/