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Strict and severe

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

very strict and severe

unforgiving

adjective

not allowing you to make mistakes

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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