Meaning of disciplinarian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɪsɪplɪˈnɛːrɪən/

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  • A person who believes in or practises firm discipline.

    ‘he was a strict disciplinarian whose word was law’
    • ‘He was a strict disciplinarian and a firm believer in corporal punishment.’
    • ‘She is a strict disciplinarian who doesn't believe in fun.’
    • ‘He was a skilled sailor and a firm disciplinarian.’
    • ‘His parents were strict disciplinarians, and his private tuition was seriously deficient.’
    • ‘In the past schools had firm disciplinarians who managed sports.’
    • ‘Balding, short-sighted, and uncommunicative, he was driven by a powerful sense of duty and was a firm disciplinarian.’
    • ‘Most people who have worked with her will testify that she is the strictest of disciplinarians, but is always willing to go the extra mile to help a young colleague.’
    • ‘They were strict disciplinarians and when his university results slipped, tensions in the house increased.’
    • ‘Our captain was a strict disciplinarian who wouldn't think twice about not letting us wear sneakers or breaking up a poker game if he was in ill humor.’
    • ‘For a long, long time he was seen to be a strict disciplinarian.’
    • ‘A strict disciplinarian, he is particular about his health and is into yoga and meditation.’
    • ‘He is a disciplinarian who insists on following the rules.’
    • ‘Lucie highly doubted that there would be other punishment since her parents weren't usually strict disciplinarians.’
    • ‘My mother was born in India and her father was a strict disciplinarian and everyone was in awe of him.’
    • ‘However, behind this façade lurks a strict disciplinarian who never hesitates to act firmly and take unpopular decisions.’
    • ‘He's a strict disciplinarian, an innovator in the passing game and a coach who loves to play physical football.’
    • ‘Also, you can enjoy seeing both sides - is the father making a real effort, or is he a strict disciplinarian?’
    • ‘He was a man of violent temper and sarcastic tongue, a strict disciplinarian, and ruthless in his exactions.’
    • ‘Raymond is a strict disciplinarian and expects very high standards of his family.’
    • ‘The six-foot redhead is known as a disciplinarian and a diplomat, a gregarious, backslapping sort who goes to extraordinary lengths to inspire the troops.’
    martinet, hard taskmaster, authoritarian, stickler for discipline
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