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stickler
American English: /ˈstɪk(ə)lər/
British English: /ˈstɪklə/

noun

  • he's a stickler for discipline/good manners
    insiste mucho en la disciplina/los buenos modales
    he's a stickler for detail
    repara mucho en los detalles
    es muy detallista
    to be a stickler for grammar
    ser un purista en materia de gramática
    Example sentences
    • Fluent in five languages, highly informed and a stickler for precise dates and details, she is equally at ease mothering me with biscuits, stuffing plant cuttings into my hands or scolding me for my dismal grasp of the Czech language.
    • He told a story involving a commanding officer who was a stickler for precision, and whose great aim was to see the trombone players of the band with their elbows at the same angle.
    • He was also, however, a stickler for truth and accuracy, and this might have led to his death.

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