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December 12, 2007

Thursday, 13th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : maart'-nét

1. a military officer who demands absolute adherence to military rules and behavior

2. somebody who imposes strict discipline on others

3. one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority


Late 17th century. After Jean Martinet (died 1672), French drillmaster


authoritarian, bully, despot, drillmaster, drill sergeant, enforcer, hard master, slavedriver, stickler, taskmaster, tyrant, absolutist, adviser, autocrat, baron, boss, caesar, caliph, chief, commander, czar, despot, disciplinarian, duce, emir, fascist, kaiser, lama, leader, lord, magnate, master, mogul, oligarch, oppressor, overlord, rajah, ringleader, sachem, shah, sheik, slave driver, strongman, sultan, terrorist, tycoon, usurper



Contextual Examples:

• The crew of the ship rebelled when they realized that the captain was a martinet who demanded obedience without thought to consequences.

Related Words :

1. martinettish : Adjective

2. martinetism: Noun

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