stickler


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stick·ler

 (stĭk′lər)
n.
1. One who insists on something unyieldingly: a stickler for neatness.
2. Something puzzling or difficult.

stickler

(ˈstɪklə)
n
1. (usually foll by for) a person who makes insistent demands: a stickler for accuracy.
2. a problem or puzzle: the investigation proved to be a stickler.

stick•ler

(ˈstɪk lər)

n.
1. a person who insists on something unyieldingly (usu. fol. by for).
2. any puzzling or difficult problem.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stickler - someone who insists on something; "a stickler for promptness"
disciplinarian, martinet, moralist - someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

stickler

noun fanatic, nut (slang), maniac (informal), purist, perfectionist, pedant, martinet, hard taskmaster, fusspot (Brit. informal) I'm a bit of a stickler for accuracy.
Translations
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stickler

[ˈstɪkləʳ] N to be a stickler forinsistir mucho en
he's a real stickler for correct spellinginsiste mucho en la correcta ortografía

stickler

[ˈstɪklər] n
to be a stickler for sth → être pointilleux/euse sur qchstick-on [ˈstɪkɒn] adj [label, badge] → adhésif/ivestick shift n (US) [car] → levier m de vitessesstick-up [ˈstɪkʌp] n (= hold-up) → braquage m , hold-up m

stickler

n to be a stickler for somethinges mit etw peinlich genau nehmen

stickler

[ˈstɪkləʳ] n to be a stickler foressere esigente in fatto di, essere pignolo/a su
References in classic literature ?
The interference of the partners in the business of the ship, also, was not calculated to have a favorable effect on a stickler for authority like himself, especially in his actual state of feeling towards them.
Minnie had always been a stickler. She had called him down the second time she walked out with him, because he had gone along on the inside, and she had laid the law down to him that a gentleman always walked on the outside - when he was with a lady.
The cellars were filled with burgundy then, the kennels with hounds, and the stables with gallant hunters; now, such horses as Queen's Crawley possessed went to plough, or ran in the Trafalgar Coach; and it was with a team of these very horses, on an off-day, that Miss Sharp was brought to the Hall; for boor as he was, Sir Pitt was a stickler for his dignity while at home, and seldom drove out but with four horses, and though he dined off boiled mutton, had always three footmen to serve it.
"Ah," said Morcerf, "I see you are a stickler for forms, my dear sir, and you would remind me that the ceremonial rites should not be omitted.
For the King of Bekwando, drunk or sober, was a stickler for etiquette.
Damon, who, once having been a businessman, was sometimes a stickler for small points.
I could understand its not being considered gentlemanly to put your hands in other people's pockets (especially by the other people), but how, O ye sticklers for what looks this and what looks that, can putting his hands in his own pockets make a man less gentle?
Now, no men are greater sticklers for the arbitrary dominion of genius and talent than your artists.
They are terrible sticklers for convention and even etiquette in other people.
Always a stickler for detail, producer Trevor Horn insisted the female voice replying "goodbye" to Fry in the second verse should be none other than the singer's former girlfriend, who had recently split up with him.
According to Larcombe, Queen Elizabeth II disapproves of the Meghan Effect because it breaks the royal tradition and the monarch is a "stickler for tradition." The members of the firm do not endorse particular celebrities.
Chamberlin (nee Stickler), 88, of Elk Grove Village for 51 years.