martinet
[ mahr-tn-et ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 17th century named after Jean Martinet, 17th-century French drill master
Synonyms
  • disciplinarian
  • slave driver
  • taskmaster
  • authoritarian
  • enforcer
Antonyms
  • softy
Definition
a strict disciplinarian, especially a military one; someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules
Example
The father was a self-described martinet.
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