disciplinarian disciplinarian  /ˌdɪs ɪ plɪ ˈnɛ ri ən/


  • (n) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms



  1. Rather than appearing as a tyrannical madman, Li emerges in the documents as a solid party disciplinarian, true to his principles.
  2. What weighed against Sister Frederick was her age, poor health and a reputation for being a stern disciplinarian.
  3. The Colorado coach was once embraced as a disciplinarian, but is facing a maelstrom of criticism for his handling of the scandal Another Assault Case Surfaces Against Colorado Player.


  1. BEUEKEMA: Father's Day is about the memories of dad

    As a kid I knew my dad ruled the roost. He was the breadwinner and decision maker, and when needed, the disciplinarian.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

  2. Coaching tree, legacy of Vince Lombardi

    Legendary disciplinarian captured five NFL championships during dominant career
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ESPN


  1. "I don't think you have to be a disciplinarian to get your point across," Owens said in a pointed dig at his old coach. "I think having a new head coach is good for everybody."
    on Jul 21, 2007 By: Terrell Owens Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  2. "I am a disciplinarian, but every case is different. You have to judge what the circumstances were, and that's why I tackled him on his behaviour. He said he was, in his opinion, harassed a little bit by the photographers and that is why he reacted....
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Guus Hiddink Source: ESPN

  3. "You could not argue with his credentials as a manager, he has been very successful," Hurst told BBC Radio Five Live Sportsweek Programme. "He seems to be quite a disciplinarian. All the stars have to play for him and they have to earn their...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Geoff Hurst Source: Blackpool Gazette

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