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See definition of formalist on Dictionary.com
  • as indisciplinarian
  • as inperfectionist

synonyms for formalist

  • enforcer
  • authoritarian
  • bully
  • despot
  • master
  • sergeant
  • stickler
  • sundowner
  • teacher
  • trainer
  • tyrant
  • drill sergeant
  • strict teacher
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How to use formalist in a sentence

Winston is rigorous in requiring what is due to his position—is, in some respects, a fearful formalist.
AT LASTMARION HARLAND
But Goethe was not a formalist, and he was very far from the static conception of life which is at the base of pure morphology.
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
As an upholder of the law he becomes a formalist and a reactionary.
THE MAN IN COURTFREDERIC DEWITT WELLS
"They appear to like the formalist too, as well as the form," said Colville, with scorn not obviously necessary.
INDIAN SUMMERWILLIAM D. HOWELLS
He seemed to the king to be a tiresome formalist and censor, who was only scrupulous in resisting the royal will.
A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATUREGEORGE SAINTSBURY
Look at the religious formalist at family worship with his household gathered round him all in his own image.
BUNYAN CHARACTERSALEXANDER WHYTE
A formalist is not yet a hypocrite exactly, but he is ready now and well on the way at any moment to become a hypocrite.
BUNYAN CHARACTERSALEXANDER WHYTE
Bunyan lets us see how a formalist and a hypocrite and a Christian all respectively do when they come to a real difficulty.
BUNYAN CHARACTERSALEXANDER WHYTE
Now, all this brings us to the last step in the evolution of a perfect hypocrite out of a simple formalist.
BUNYAN CHARACTERSALEXANDER WHYTE
And thus the ill-taught schoolboy became in us the father of the confirmed formalist.
BUNYAN CHARACTERSALEXANDER WHYTE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FORMALIST

  • authoritarian
  • bully
  • despot
  • drill sergeant
  • enforcer
  • formalist
  • master
  • sergeant
  • stickler
  • strict teacher
  • sundowner
  • teacher
  • trainer
  • tyrant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.