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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
discipline (noun)
1.
- punishment
2.
obsolete - instruction
3.
a field of study
4.
training that , molds, or perfects the mental or moral character - corrects faculties
5.
a) control gained by obedience or order - enforcing
b) orderly or conduct or pattern of behavior - prescribed
c) - self-control
6.
a rule or system of rules conduct or activity - governing
discipline (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to punish or for the sake of enforcing obedience and perfecting moral character - penalize
2.
to train or develop by instruction and exercise especially in - self-control
3.
a) to bring (a group) under control - discipline troops
b) to order upon - impose serious writers discipline and refine their writing styles punish, teach
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
discipline (noun)
1.
a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
SYNONIMS:
area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, game, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walk
RELATED WORDS:
frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty
discipline (noun)
2.
suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense
SYNONIMS:
castigation, chastisement, comeuppance, correction, desert(s), discipline, nemesis, penalty, wrath
RELATED WORDS:
reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; assessment, charge, fine, mulct; example, sentence; confinement, imprisonment, incarceration; condemnation, damnation, denouncement; censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproof
NEAR ANTONYMS:
amnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; exemption, immunity, impunity; release; commutation, reprieve; absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment; condonation, disregard, overlooking
discipline (noun)
3.
the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others
SYNONIMS:
continence, discipline, discretion, inhibition, refrainment, repression, reserve, restraint, self-command, self-control, self-restraint, suppression
RELATED WORDS:
command, control, mastery, possession; self-censorship, self-containment, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, will, willpower; composure, self-poise, self-possession; aloofness, detachedness, distance; bashfulness, modesty, shyness; reticence, silence, taciturnity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
self-abandonment, uninhibitedness; unrestrainedness; gratification, indulgence, overindulgence, self-indulgence; bluntness, candor, frankness; immoderacy, intemperance
disinhibition, incontinence, unconstraint
discipline (verb)
to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
SYNONIMS:
castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize
RELATED WORDS:
assess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreak
NEAR ANTONYMS:
forfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate
excuse, pardon, spare
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