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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who demands strict obedience.

Usage examples (33)
  • The crew of the ship rebelled when they realized that the captain was a martinet who demanded obedience without thought to consequences.
  • He became what he called the martinet, someone who belittled and mocked the officers that he initially treated as his friends.
  • He was not what West Pointers would describe as a martinet.
  • Added to the punctilio of the martinet was the rigor of the moralist. for more
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