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noun as in person who makes others work hard

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The girls’ grandparents were stern disciplinarians who discouraged visitors and once confined Dorothy to her bedroom for a year, allowing her to leave only for school, as punishment for going trick-or-treating.

Dolph issued four juggernaut albums that year, each fraught with verses that made him sound edgy and impatient, like an old-school disciplinarian, but classically funny, too, like Ralph Kramden or a fuming Looney Tune.

His father, a former boxer and strict disciplinarian, operated a floor sanding business in Dundalk.

Jackson was a poor disciplinarian whose classroom often seemed on the edge of complete chaos.

Schiano, the former coach at Rutgers, brought a reputation with him as a harsh disciplinarian and a martinet.

Even the role of disciplinarian often fell to her because, well, he was always traveling.

Or maybe Pawlenty is trying to appeal to tea-party, fiscal-disciplinarian sentiment.

He was a loving, indulgent father, and the girls adored him, but no sterner disciplinarian ever held sway.

"I am a very strict disciplinarian, as Lulu here can testify," laying a hand affectionately on his daughter's shoulder.

The leader must be an excellent dancer and a firm disciplinarian.

Energetic gentleman, severe disciplinarian, offers English instruction to boys and girls of fair age.

This trust he merited, for he was a very active officer, but he was a rigid disciplinarian and very severe.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disciplinarian, such as: enforcer, authoritarian, bully, despot, master, and sergeant.

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