strict - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/strɪkt/
adjectivestrict
comparativestricter
superlativestrictest
  1. 1
    someone who is strict has definite rules that they expect people to obey completely

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

    Dad’s very strict with us about table manners.

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

      They operate within strict time limits.

      a strict diet

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  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.

derived word

strictness

noun [uncountable]
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