Definition of self-discipline in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈdɪsəplɪn/


[mass noun]
The ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses: his observance of his diet was a show of tremendous willpower and self-discipline
More example sentences
  • They will have better self-control, personal self-discipline and an increased ability to stay focused on their objectives.
  • The scheme was designed to encourage initiative, self-discipline, leadership and caring skills in young people.
  • I can think of it as self-discipline to make me stronger.
restraint, self-restraint;
will power, strength of will, firmness, firmness of purpose, purposefulness, strong-mindedness, resolution, resolve, moral fibre;
informal grit



Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈdɪsəplɪnd/
Example sentences
  • I'm good at working at something I believe in, but I'm not the most self-disciplined person at doing things I don't like.
  • A capacity for brilliant long-range planning, mobilising technical expertise, carried out by clear-minded and self-disciplined individuals, has been the key to our civilization.
  • Are you self-directed, self-motivated, comfortable with computers, like to read and write, self-disciplined, independent and able to stay on task?
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words