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adjective strict pronunciation in American English /strɪkt/
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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]


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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