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Definition of disciplinarian:

  1. A Puritan or Presbyterian; - because of rigid adherence to religious or church discipline.
  2. One who disciplines; one who excels in training, especially with training, especially with regard to order and obedience; one who enforces rigid discipline; a stickler for the observance of rules and methods of training; as, he is a better disciplinarian than scholar.
  3. Pertaining to discipline.


moralist, stickler, dictator, taskmaster, tyrant, martinet, advocate of strict discipline, hard master, slave driver, teacher, formalist, drill sergeant, sergeant, bully, despot, enforcer of discipline.

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