Definition of Disciplinarian

1. Noun. Someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms.

Exact synonyms: Martinet, Moralist
Generic synonyms: Authoritarian, Dictator
Specialized synonyms: Stickler
Derivative terms: Moralism



Definition of Disciplinarian

1. a. Pertaining to discipline.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Disciplinarian

1. Noun. One who exercises discipline. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) One who believes in discipline as a tool for regulation or control. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disciplinarian

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Disciplinarian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern by Johan Lorenz von Mosheim, James Murdock (1841)
"Discipline was the war- cry, under which the zealous champions of this new polity fought, and their system has been called disciplinarian Puritanism. ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"The King was a disciplinarian by nature, and he supported Pepys in an energetic effort made between 1685 and 1688 to put down drunkenness and debauchery ..."

3. Thomas and Matthew Arnold and Their Influence on English Education by Joshua Girling Fitch (1898)
"CHAPTER V Arnold as a disciplinarian — Moral evils in school — Description ol their danger —Mr. ... disciplinarian ..."

4. Modern Ideas and Methods for School Teachers and Students in Training from a by John Eades (1922)
"The true disciplinarian avoids extremes and finds the happy medium. One kind of disciplinarian is the forceful man, or masculine woman, who believes in, ..."

5. Last Days of Knickerbocker Life in New York by Abram Child Dayton (1897)
"... of entertainment—Willard's troublesome acceptance of an invitation—His wonderful memory for names— Jennings the disciplinarian—Partnership conferences ..."

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