Definition of taskmaster in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːskmɑːstə

noun (feminine taskmistress /-mɪstrɪs/)

  • A person who imposes a harsh or onerous workload on someone: he was a hard taskmaster
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    • He went to train in Paris, Belgium and Scotland under harsh taskmasters.
    • Martin, the course director, is something of a harsh taskmaster when he wants to be.
    • I appreciated the counselling of compassion and acceptance, since my tendency is to be a harsh taskmistress.

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