Translation of stickler in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈstɪklər; ˈstɪklə(r)/


  • 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
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    • 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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