Synonyms for martinet
- drill sergeant
- hard master
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MARTINET
One suspected that the flowers had been drilled by a martinet of a gardener.
The cat was a martinet in her way, and she demanded all the privileges of her sex.
If he had been a martinet, it would have been worse for us all.
The colonel was something of a martinet, but he was justice incarnate.
He was a good deal of a martinet, but he was justice incarnate.
The new Viceroy was a soldier and a martinet, and his authority had been defied.
They always say he's more of a martinet at home than ever he was in the Army.
Vizcarra, though a dandy himself, was no martinet with his men.
He is lying on the rug, on his fat stomach, and is becoming quite a martinet.
How could he have done such a thing—he the martinet of business caution?