martinet

Part of speech: noun

A strict disciplinarian.

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Usage examples "martinet":

  1. Unfortunately, Blasco Nunez was a pedantic martinet, a man of narrow views, who could not feel himself authorized under any circumstances to swerve from the letter of the law. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.
  2. As to the first, Paul was no martinet, anxious about the pedantry of the parade ground, but he knew the need of organization and drill. - "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.
  3. He is a great martinet in the field, and works at it as though it were for his bread. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.