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Meaning of STICKLER

Pronunciation:  'stiklur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who insists on something; "a stickler for promptness"
 

STICKLER is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: disciplinarian, martinet, moralist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stic"kler\ (st[i^]k"kl[~e]r), n. [See {Stickle}, v.
t.]
One who stickles. Specifically:
(a) One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a
    second; an umpire. [Obs.]

          Basilius, the judge, appointed sticklers and
          trumpets whom the others should obey. --Sir P.
                                               Sidney.

          Our former chiefs, like sticklers of the war, First
          sought to inflame the parties, then to poise.
                                               --Dryden.
(b) One who pertinaciously contends for some trifling things,
    as a point of etiquette; an unreasonable, obstinate
    contender; as, a stickler for ceremony.

          The Tory or High-church were the greatest sticklers
          against the exorbitant proceedings of King James
          II.                                  --Swift.

 

 

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