1 training people to behave; behaving well
effective, firm, good, rigorous

We need better discipline in our schools.

harsh, iron, rigid, strict

strict military discipline

lax, poor

Discipline was too lax.

student, team
church, military, party, prison, school, social, work
enforce, exercise, impose

the discipline that the party exercises over its members


We need someone who is good at instilling discipline.


The teacher was unable to maintain discipline.

submit to

They submitted to the discipline imposed by their leaders.


Students have to learn discipline.


The school was criticized for having very poor discipline.


Modern schools lack discipline.


She believes children need discipline.

a breach of discipline (esp. BrE)

It's unfair to dismiss somebody for a single breach of discipline.

a breakdown in discipline, a breakdown of discipline

a breakdown of discipline in the classroom

a lack of discipline
order and discipline

He quickly brought order and discipline to the regiment.

2 controlling yourself
good, great

It is good discipline to learn to delegate.

mental, spiritual
business, commercial, financial, fiscal, industrial, market, monetary

The government has stabilized the economy through strict fiscal discipline.

message (= the practice of only talking about what is relevant to your aims, by a politician) (AmE)

He'll never get anywhere working for himself—he has no discipline.

apply, bring

something to help you bring discipline to your decision-making process

demand, require, take

It takes great discipline to learn a musical instrument.

a lack of discipline
3 subject of study
core, main, major

Students are to be tested on the three core disciplines: mathematics, English and science.

different, distinct, independent, individual, separate

When did sociology emerge as a distinct discipline?

established, traditional
emerging, new

social work and its related disciplines

academic, intellectual, scholarly

They established psychology as an academic discipline.

professional (esp. AmE)
humanities, science, scientific, etc.
across disciplines

There is a lack of communication across disciplines (= between teachers and students of different subjects).

within a/the discipline

Within a discipline there may be more than one school of thought.

different disciplines, diverse disciplines

academics from diverse academic disciplines

multiple disciplines (esp. AmE)

experts in multiple disciplines

a range of disciplines

The university offers a wide range of disciplines.

Discipline is used with these nouns as the object: ↑child

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