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Definitions for taskmaster
ˈtæskˌmæs tər, ˈtɑskˌmɑ stərtaskmas·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taskmasternoun

    someone who imposes hard or continuous work


  1. taskmasternoun

    Someone who supervises workers, especially one who imposes hard or burdensome work.

  2. taskmasternoun

    A source of hard work or responsibility.

  3. Etymology: From task + master.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tasker, Taskmasternoun

    One who imposes tasks.

    Etymology: task and master.

    All is, if I have grace to use it so,
    As ever in my great taskmaster ’s eye. John Milton.

    The service of sin is perfect slavery; and he who will pay obedience to the commands of it, shall find it an unreasonable taskmaster, and an unmeasurable exactor. South.

    Hear, ye sullen powers below;
    Hear, ye taskers of the dead. John Dryden.


  1. Taskmaster

    A taskmaster is a supervisor who imposes hard or burdensome work.


  1. taskmaster

    A taskmaster is a person who assigns work to others, often pushing them hard to complete tasks. They generally exercise authority, control, and demand a high standard of work or performance. This term can have a negative connotation, implying someone who is strict or harsh in their expectations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taskmasternoun

    one who imposes a task, or burdens another with labor; one whose duty is to assign tasks; an overseer


  1. Taskmaster

    Taskmaster is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. The character is primarily a supervillain but is often portrayed as an antihero. The Taskmaster first appeared in Avengers vol.1 #195 and was created by David Michelinie and George Pérez. Introduced as an enemy of the Avengers, the Taskmaster went on to feature in numerous Marvel titles, most notably as an enemy/ally of Deadpool. The Taskmaster is often hired as a training instructor by various criminal organizations, as well as S.H.I.E.L.D. and the U.S. government. In Taskmaster vol.2 #3, the character was revealed to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. sleeper agent planted by Nick Fury to gather intelligence in the criminal underworld.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taskmaster in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taskmaster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of taskmaster in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Stover:

    Pain is itself a god: the taskmaster of life. Pain cracks the whip, and all that lives will move. To live is to be a slave to pain.

  2. Pete Townshend:

    We went through so many different phases so now really the challenge is just writing music which is good music which suits Roger and I, i'm a real, real hard taskmaster when it comes to what I sing and whether, whether it's a good song or not. And I'll tell you he's still got it.

  3. Roger Daltrey:

    I'm a real, real hard taskmaster when it comes to what I sing and whether, whether it's a good song or not. And I'll tell you he's still got it.

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