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self-discipline Line breaks: self-discip¦line
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈdɪsəplɪn/

Definition of self-discipline in English:


[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?
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