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Strict and severe - thesaurus

Synonyms

strict

adjective

someone who is strict has definite rules that they expect people to obey completely

severe

adjective

strict and giving strong punishments when rules are not obeyed

stern

adjective

a stern person, expression, or statement is serious and severe

authoritarian

adjective

controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws

austere

adjective

strict and serious in manner

tough

adjective

very strict and severe

stringent

adjective

stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards

hardline

adjective

strict or extreme in your beliefs or opinions, and not willing to change them

unyielding

adjective

formal very strict and severe

unforgiving

adjective

not allowing you to make mistakes

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iron

adjective

very strong, strict, or severe

rigor

noun

the quality of being strict or severe

rigour

the British spelling of rigor

strict

adjective

strict rules or conditions must be obeyed completely

strictly

adverb

in a strict way

strident

adjective

holding firm opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people

tough love

noun

a strict but kind way of dealing with someone who has a problem

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