- Disciplinarian Dis`ci*plin*a"ri*an, n.
1. One who disciplines; one who excels in training,
especially with training, especially with regard to order
and obedience; one who enforces rigid discipline; a
stickler for the observance of rules and methods of
training; as, he is a better disciplinarian than scholar.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Disciplinarian — Dis ci*plin*a ri*an, a. Pertaining to discipline. Displinarian system. Milman. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
disciplinarian — index dictator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
disciplinarian — (n.) one who enforces order, 1630s, see DISCIPLINE (Cf. discipline); earlier used of Puritans who wanted to establish the Presbyterian discipline in England (1580s). Meaning advocate of greater discipline is from 1746 … Etymology dictionary
disciplinarian — [n] person who makes others work hard authoritarian, bully, despot, drill sergeant, enforcer, formalist, master, sergeant, stickler, strict teacher, sundowner, teacher, trainer, tyrant; concepts 350,354,423 … New thesaurus
disciplinarian — ► NOUN ▪ a person who enforces firm discipline … English terms dictionary
disciplinarian — [dis΄ə pli ner′ē ən] n. a person who believes in or enforces strict discipline … English World dictionary
disciplinarian — UK [ˌdɪsəplɪˈneərɪən] / US [ˌdɪsəplɪˈnerɪən] noun [countable] Word forms disciplinarian : singular disciplinarian plural disciplinarians someone who thinks that people should obey rules and punishes people who do not a strict disciplinarian … English dictionary
disciplinarian — [[t]dɪ̱sɪplɪne͟əriən[/t]] disciplinarians N COUNT If you describe someone as a disciplinarian, you mean that they believe in making people obey strict rules of behaviour and in punishing severely anyone who disobeys. He has a reputation for being … English dictionary
disciplinarian — noun Date: 1639 one who disciplines or enforces order • disciplinarian adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
disciplinarian — /dis euh pleuh nair ee euhn/, n. 1. a person who enforces or advocates discipline: The teacher was a formidable disciplinarian. adj. 2. disciplinary. [1575 85; DISCIPLINE + ARIAN] * * * … Universalium