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strict

strict

 
 
pronunciation:
strIkt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: stricter, strictest
definition 1: imposing severe discipline or requiring rigorous effort; unyielding; demanding.
She was a strict teacher and allowed no excuses for late papers.My parents were strict with us when we were children, and any disobedience was punished.
synonyms:
demanding, exacting, hard, rigid, rigorous, stern, stringent, unbending
antonyms:
indulgent, lax, lenient, permissive, soft
similar words:
austere, critical, dour, harsh, inflexible, precise, puritanical, rugged, severe, stiff, uncompromising
definition 2: kept or acting within narrow limits or close conformity to a prescribed standard.
The judge believes in a strict interpretation of the law.The government has imposed strict regulations on the industry.His doctor put him on a strict low-fat diet.Their family is strict in their observance of religious traditions.
synonyms:
narrow, rigid
antonyms:
liberal, loose
similar words:
close, inflexible, literal, punctilious, puritanical, scrupulous, stringent
definition 3: absolute or perfect.
The nuns worked in strict silence.This information must be kept in strict secrecy.
synonyms:
absolute, complete, perfect, thorough, total, utter
definition 4: precisely correct; exact.
Strict calculations are necessary to ensure a direct hit of the target.
synonyms:
accurate, exact, precise, rigorous
antonyms:
imprecise
similar words:
absolute, correct, mathematical, meticulous, scrupulous
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derivations: strictly (adv.), strictness (n.)
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