noun Date: 1838 correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement

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  • self-discipline — also self discipline, 1796, from SELF (Cf. self) + DISCIPLINE (Cf. discipline). Related: Self disciplined …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-discipline — self disciplined, adj. /self dis euh plin, self /, n. discipline and training of oneself, usually for improvement: Acquiring the habit of promptness requires self discipline. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-discipline — UK US /ˌselfˈdɪsɪplɪn/ noun [U] ► DISCIPLINE(Cf. ↑discipline) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • self-discipline — n [U] the ability to make yourself do the things you know you ought to do, without someone making you do them ▪ A lot of the kids seemed to lack self discipline. >self disciplined adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Self-discipline — Self dis ci*pline, n. Correction or government of one s self for the sake of improvement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-discipline — [self′dis′ə plin] n. the disciplining or controlling of oneself or one s desires, actions, habits, etc. self disciplined adj …   English World dictionary

  • self-discipline — noun uncount * the ability to control your behavior so that you do what you should do ╾ ,self disciplined adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-discipline — ► NOUN ▪ the ability to control one s feelings and overcome one s weaknesses. DERIVATIVES self disciplined adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-discipline — index continence, will (desire) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-discipline — n. 1) to display, exhibit; exercise; have self discipline 2) the self discipline to + inf. (who has the self discipline to write a dictionary?) * * * [ˌself dɪsɪplɪn] exercise exhibit have self discipline to display the self discipline to + inf.… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • self-discipline — N UNCOUNT Self discipline is the ability to control yourself and to make yourself work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell you what to do. Exercising at home alone requires a tremendous amount of self discipline …   English dictionary

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