Definition of self-discipline in English:



  • The ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.

    • ‘The ethical rationale of the fast is to teach self-discipline, humility, and empathy with the poor.’
    • ‘You need self-discipline, skill and individual motivation.’
    • ‘They are industrious people who believe in strong families, self-discipline and orderly lifestyles.’
    • ‘The purpose isn't health or holiness, but self-discipline and character-building.’
    • ‘Teachers also wanted physical education to be made part of the curriculum, because it promoted team spirit and self-discipline.’
    • ‘I can think of it as self-discipline to make me stronger.’
    • ‘They will have better self-control, personal self-discipline and an increased ability to stay focused on their objectives.’
    • ‘However, most people have enough self-discipline or restraint so they do not act out on these instinctual urges.’
    • ‘Offenders should be taught self-discipline, personal responsibility and how to act like ‘a decent human being’.’
    • ‘The terrifying self-discipline is spectacle enough.’
    • ‘The scheme was designed to encourage initiative, self-discipline, leadership and caring skills in young people.’
    • ‘She considers her strong self-discipline and self-demanding behaviour to be a problem sometimes.’
    • ‘It teaches self-discipline, self-confidence, and academic skills, just to name a few.’
    • ‘Gap years, unlike conscription, are a free-will step towards adulthood and self-discipline.’
    • ‘They connected attitude, self-discipline, and self-respect to a healthy state.’
    • ‘Your keys are your determination and self-discipline, and by your own efforts, you can achieve success.’
    • ‘Through self-reliance and self-discipline, the child is inspired to embark on a voyage of self-discovery.’
    • ‘In conditions which tested the resolve of the players as much as their character, the level of self-discipline applied was admirable.’
    • ‘I continue to strive for a strong body, self-discipline and complete tranquility.’
    • ‘In the diary, it is self-discipline alone that determines volume.’
    self-control, self-mastery, control
    restraint, self-restraint
    will power, strength of will, firmness, firmness of purpose, purposefulness, strong-mindedness, resolution, resolve, moral fibre
    doggedness, persistence, determination, tenacity
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/ˈˌself ˈdisiplin/