Definition of indiscipline in US English:

indiscipline

noun

  • Lack of discipline.

    • ‘Teachers are being taught new techniques to deal with classroom indiscipline, as school violence continues.’
    • ‘This was followed by a period of indiscipline by both sides with penalties being awarded and successfully kicked over for three points.’
    • ‘They betray constitutional indiscipline and lack real constitutional courage.’
    • ‘The film illustrates how incompetence and indolence among senior ranks can fuel indiscipline, larceny and even murder hardly a tonic for the troops.’
    • ‘Player indiscipline, boardroom squabbles and unrest in the stands all contributed to his eventual sacking last year.’
    • ‘Now then, the million-dollar question is: What are the root causes of indiscipline in our schools and society?’
    • ‘The failure to address indiscipline by proper punishment is a victory for the do-gooders and defeat for children's education.’
    • ‘I believe that if all concerned played their different parts properly, indiscipline in all schools will stop.’
    • ‘That sounds like condonation of sloth, indiscipline, unethical behaviour, and disregard of responsibility.’
    • ‘I am disgusted and despairing, and I hate myself for my indiscipline, but I just can't make myself diet and exercise.’
    • ‘More than one-quarter of schools which responded to a question on indiscipline said it reached serious or very serious levels.’
    • ‘Going public to call for the resignation of a managing director can be described as indiscipline, especially by management.’
    • ‘It has made the staff room a difficult place to carry the idealism and motivation which pupils need, and they in turn have responded with growing indiscipline.’
    • ‘Any form of obscenity or indiscipline is least tolerated.’
    • ‘We've seen serious increases in levels of indiscipline, from low-level disruption and verbal abuse to physical assaults on teachers.’
    • ‘Owing to their record of indiscipline, 15 employees had to be suspended.’
    • ‘Yes of course, in the name of discipline a lot of indiscipline is being created.’
    • ‘Perhaps if more decisions were left to teachers they would tackle the curse of classroom indiscipline, which is the greatest barrier to learning.’
    • ‘What is usually referred to as classic French indiscipline becomes something altogether more ugly and sinister when England are the opposition.’
    • ‘Symptomatic, some would say, of the nebulous world of the continent's football, where administrative chaos and indiscipline are rife.’
    disobedience, unruliness, waywardness, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, misconduct, delinquency, troublemaking
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Pronunciation

indiscipline

/ˌɪnˈdɪsəplɪn//ˌinˈdisəplin/