Attitude vs Discipline - What's the difference?

attitude | discipline |

As a noun attitude

is .

As a verb discipline is





  • The position of the body or way of carrying oneself; posture.
  • The ballet dancer walked with a graceful attitude
  • Disposition or state of mind.
  • ... but had a lazy attitude to work.
  • (uncountable, countable) A negative, irritating, or irritated attitude; posturing.
  • Don't give me your attitude .
    You've got some attitude , girl !
  • (aeronautics, nautical, engineering) The orientation of a vehicle or other object relative to the horizon, direction of motion, other objects, etc.
  • The airliner had to land with a nose-up attitude after the incident.
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  • (ballet) A position similar to arabesque, but with the raised leg bent at the knee.
  • * 2007 , Gayle Kassing, History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approach , page 134,
  • Blasis was a man of many accomplishments. He invented the ballet position of attitude and codified the ballet technique of that time, distinguishing three types of dancers: the serious, the demi-caractère , and the comic dancer.


    * stance * (position of vehicle etc) trim, orientation

    Derived terms

    () * attitude-y * attitudinal * dickitude * tude


  • To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.
  • * 1823 , Felix M'Donogh, The Hermit Abroad , Volume 1, page 122,
  • * 1837 , William E. Burton, The Gentleman's Magazine , Volume 1, page 123,
  • Attituded like an inspired curling-tongs, leaning back heavily on his right leg, and throwing forward his left, his arm elevated to a level with his shoulder, the clenched fist grasping a brush that might have been available in
  • * 1971 , , Advances in Astronautical Sciences , Volume 29, Part 2, page 395,
  • The attituded control gyro package, electronics, APS gas supply, and the preentry electronics are mounted internally, and are distributed circumferentially at the major ring.
  • To express an attitude through one's posture, bearing, tone of voice, etc.
  • * 2002 , Wayne Normis, The Last Street Fighter , page 33,
  • He attituded his way over to me, got up close, and just stood there looking at me, trying to appear threatening.
  • * 2008 , Yvonne Müller, "The Absentee": an Interpretation - an Analysis of Maria Edgeworth's Novel , page 12,
  • The typical characteristic attituded toward the English is coldness.
  • * 2010 , R. Scott, Nine Months and a Year Later , page 82,
  • I was really tripping, 'cause this nigga had the nerve to be attituded up when he was the one always doing something he had no business doing.






    (en noun)
  • A controlled behaviour; self-control.
  • * Rogers
  • The most perfect, who have their passions in the best discipline , are yet obliged to be constantly on their guard.
  • An enforced compliance or control.
  • * '>citation
  • A systematic method of obtaining obedience.
  • * C. J. Smith
  • Discipline aims at the removal of bad habits and the substitution of good ones, especially those of order, regularity, and obedience.
  • A state of order based on submission to authority.
  • * Dryden
  • Their wildness lose, and, quitting nature's part, / Obey the rules and discipline of art.
  • A punishment to train or maintain control.
  • * Addison
  • giving her the discipline of the strap
  • A set of rules regulating behaviour.
  • A flagellation as a means of obtaining sexual gratification.
  • A specific branch of knowledge or learning.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline : too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
    (Bishop Wilkins)
  • A category in which a certain art, sport or other activity belongs.
  • Synonyms

    * (branch or category) field, sphere * (punishment) penalty, sanction


    * spontaneity

    Derived terms

    * academic discipline


  • To train someone by instruction and practice.
  • To teach someone to obey authority.
  • To punish someone in order to (re)gain control.
  • To impose order on someone.
  • Synonyms

    * drill