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adjective     strict pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    someone who is strict has definite rules that they expect people to obey completely

    He’s quite a strict coach, but we all like him.

    Dad’s very strict with us about table manners.

    1. a.
      strict rules or conditions must be obeyed completely

      They operate within strict time limits.

      a strict diet

  2. 2
    exact, or accurate

    He was not depressed in the strict sense of the word.

    These cases are not covered by a strict definition of poverty.

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noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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