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asceticism self-discipline and self-denial as a means of spiritual improvement. [1/2 definitions]
cat-o'-nine-tails a whip with nine knotted cords or lines attached to a handle, formerly used for flogging, esp. to discipline naval crewmen aboard ship.
chasten to awaken conscience or bring about moral improvement through suffering, discipline, or punishment. [1/3 definitions]
Confucianism the ethical teachings of Confucius, which emphasize reverence for ancestors, devotion to family and friends, cultivation and discipline of the mind, and social responsibility.
dean a high school or college official who is responsible for administration, counseling, discipline, or extracurricular activities. [1/4 definitions]
disciplinarian one who supports and imposes strict discipline.
disciplinary of or related to discipline, training, or punishment.
disciplined well-behaved as as a result of training or discipline; obeying rules and restrictions. [1/2 definitions]
flagellant one who scourges himself or herself as a means of religious discipline or penance. [1/2 definitions]
fractious headstrong and hard to discipline; unruly. [1/2 definitions]
harum-scarum without discipline or order; recklessly. [1/4 definitions]
Hinayana the earlier and more conservative branch of Buddhism, which emphasizes self-discipline, meditation, and self-purification. (Cf. Mahayana.)
indulgent indulging or being inclined to indulge others' wishes, esp. rather than enforce discipline or strictness.
inordinate lacking in restraint or discipline. [1/2 definitions]
judo the sport or discipline of fighting without weapons, based on jujitsu but prohibiting harmful blows or throws.
lick into shape to complete satisfactorily through hard work or discipline.
loose without discipline or care, esp. in regard to speech or behavior. [1/15 definitions]
martinet a person who enforces very strict discipline, esp. in the military.
master-at-arms in the U.S. Navy, a petty officer whose duty is to keep order and maintain discipline on board a ship or at a shore station.
multidiscipline combined form of discipline.
obstreperous hard to control, as children resisting adult discipline; unruly. [1/2 definitions]