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Stickler definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A sidesman to fencers; a second to a duelist; one who stands to a judge a combat.
Basilius the judge, appointed sticklers and trumpets whom the others should obey.
2. An obstinate contender about any thing; as a stickler for the church of for liberty.
The tory or high church clergy were the greatest sticklers against the exorbitant proceedings of king James.
3. Formerly, an officer who cut wood for the priory of Ederose, within the kings parks of Clarendon.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1644 1. one who insists on exactness or completeness in the observance of something <a stickler for the rules> 2. something that baffles or puzzles ; poser, sticker

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (foll. by for) a person who insists on something (a stickler for accuracy). Etymology: obs. stickle be umpire, ME stightle control, frequent. of stight f. OE stiht(i)an set in order

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stickler Stic"kler (st[i^]k"kl[~e]r), n. [See Stickle, v. t.] One who stickles. Specifically: (a) One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a second; an umpire. [Obs.] Basilius, the judge, appointed sticklers and trumpets whom the others should obey. --Sir P. Sidney. Our former chiefs, like sticklers of the war, First sought to inflame the parties, then to poise. --Dryden. (b) One who pertinaciously contends for some trifling things, as a point of etiquette; an unreasonable, obstinate contender; as, a stickler for ceremony. The Tory or High-church were the greatest sticklers against the exorbitant proceedings of King James II. --Swift.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sticklers) If you are a stickler for something, you always demand or require it. Lucy was a stickler for perfection, and everything had to be exactly right. N-COUNT: usu N for n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Pertinacious person.

Moby Thesaurus

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