AskDefine | Define stickler

Dictionary Definition

stickler n : someone who insists on something; "a stickler for promptness"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ˈstɪk.lə(r)/ /"stIk.l@(r)/


  1. One who is extremely fussy or particular; one who insists on precision or correctness
    ''Wiktionarians are sticklers for correct language.
  2. A referee in a Cornish wrestling bout

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Stickler is a family name which may refer to any of the following:

Other uses

stickler in German: Stickler

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Simon Legree, absolute monarch, absolute ruler, all-powerful ruler, arrogator, ass, autarch, autocrat, bigot, bitter-ender, bullethead, caesar, captious critic, commissar, czar, despot, dictator, diehard, disciplinarian, dogmatist, donkey, driver, duce, fanatic, hard master, hardnose, intransigeant, intransigent, last-ditcher, martinet, maverick, mule, nitpicker, oligarch, oppressor, perfectionist, perverse fool, pharaoh, pighead, positivist, precisian, precisianist, purist, slave driver, standpat, standpatter, tyrant, usurper, warlord
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