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noun as in slave driver

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There’s a reputation of fearing the AD a bit in the crew world, because the AD is the taskmaster.

We already knew the pandemic was a killer, but it’s also a taskmaster, as Choudhury can attest.

The Wall Street Journal also reported recently that the role of CEO is evolving from that of taskmaster and lofty, untouchable figure to mentor and coach.

From Digiday

Musk is a taskmaster who plays fast and loose with the rules.

From Fortune

Kenny Atkinson, a development-minded taskmaster hired to guide a rebuild, was never going to be the right personality to lead Durant and Kyrie Irving on a title push.

CrossFitters work out in groups, moving to the demands of a benevolent taskmaster.

How could one face a régime in which the everlasting taskmaster held control?

In the words quoted with approval in the circular of 1835, the parish was to be "the hardest taskmaster and the worst pay-master."

One day, when Smith was threshing in the field, his cruel taskmaster beat him severely, although he had done nothing wrong.

He had been rather a hard taskmaster, though as a paymaster trustworthy; a ready-money man, just and ungenerous.

The words came in quick, gasping breaths, as a child might speak who tried to justify himself to his taskmaster.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to taskmaster, such as: disciplinarian, boss, director, employer, foreperson, and manager.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.