Noun(1) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
(1) He had a well-earned reputation as uncompromising martinet .(2) She was to all intents and purposes a bit of a martinet but if you did the work, performed reasonably well, paid attention and aimed for a reasonable French accent, you could get along with her.(3) The Governor was prone to military simplicity - ├ö├ç├┐a perfect martinet in military discipline├ö├ç├û was how the senior official in the Colonial Office described him.(4) But he was anything but an unyielding martinet .(5) a martinet of a staff officer(6) ├ö├ç├┐The officer,├ö├ç├û he reasoned, ├ö├ç├┐will not make that martinet 's error a second time.(7) She was a silky, martinet of a woman when it came to her money, which she would gladly take in and spend only the amount to feed and clothe the ones who worked under her and furnish the house as lavishly as was needed.(8) He understands he can't be a martinet with a group of seasoned professionals.(9) In the worst sense, he was a monomaniacal martinet whose focus on his bailiwick to the exclusion of everything else is phenomenal.(10) Concerned to limit the smothering, Fritz sent the boy off to the barracks, whence he emerged a martinet much given to fancy uniforms, which he would change as often as 10 times a day.(11) To the midfielder, the perception of him as a mirthless martinet is a failure to understand the greatest manager this country has produced.(12) the woman in charge was a martinet who treated all those beneath her like children(13) It is run by an ex-army martinet absurdly out of touch and absent-mindedly rooting about in irrelevances.(14) The man naturally looks a bit crestfallen and the secretary, letting down his martinet 's mask for the moment, gestures with his head to an elderly gent, sitting nearby in a large leather upholstered chair, his head buried in the Times.(15) He was a self-disciplined martinet and a control freak who mapped out his sons' schedules, even their playtimes.(16) The movie portrays him as a dedicated martinet interested only in victory.
1. moralist ::
2. disciplinarian ::
Different Formsmartinet, martinets
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