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synonyms for martinet

  • authoritarian
  • bully
  • despot
  • enforcer
  • stickler
  • taskmaster
  • tyrant
  • drill sergeant
  • drillmaster
  • hard master
  • slavedriver
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How to use martinet in a sentence

Whereas Lessard had acted the martinet with MacRae, he took another tack and became the very essence of affability toward me.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The colonel was absolutely military to the backbone, a martinet even in home life, although "his bark was worse than his bite."
THE DREADNOUGHT OF THE AIRPERCY F. WESTERMAN
Newspapers wrote of him that, "a martinet to subordinates, he was known for the most unruly of lieutenants."
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Though an officer of the regular army, he brings home to one the fact that the days of the military martinet have gone for ever.
A TRAVELLER IN WAR-TIMEWINSTON CHURCHILL
The first of them was Captain Bulger, an unfortunate martinet, though a man of good conscience and high ideals.
THE ROMANTIC SETTLEMENT OF LORD SELKIRK'S COLONISTSGEORGE BRYCE
The ball had its political significance which the military martinet who commanded the post understood.
THE CLANSMANTHOMAS DIXON
The former was under the strictest rule of a martinet of the regular army.
HISTORY OF COMPANY E OF THE SIXTH MINNESOTA REGIMENT OF VOLUNTEER INFANTRYALFRED J. HILL
From the standpoint of the martinet our organization could hardly be called a regiment.
TERRY'S TEXAS RANGERSLEONIDAS B. GILES
At Schuyler High School the coach had been a most dignified and unapproachable martinet of whom everyone stood in admiring awe!
LEFT HALF HARMONRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
When afterwards Wilde was taken before the martinet, he very naturally told him that he himself was the principal offender.
OSCAR WILDELEONARD CRESSWELL INGLEBY
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WORDS RELATED TO MARTINET

  • absolute ruler
  • authoritarian
  • autocrat
  • bully
  • despot
  • dictator
  • martinet
  • persecutor
  • slave driver
  • taskmaster
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