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Definition 1: characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for strict in the sense of this definition

(strict is similar to ...) of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

"an austere expression" "a stern face"

(strict is similar to ...) morally rigorous and strict

"puritanic distaste for alcohol" "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior" "blue laws"

(strict is similar to ...) designed to promote discipline

"the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional" "disciplinal measures" "the mother was stern and disciplinary"

(strict is similar to ...) befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial

(strict is similar to ...) used especially of behavior

(strict is similar to ...) used of nonindulgent persons

(strict is similar to ...) unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

"a parent severe to the pitch of hostility" "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien" "a strict disciplinarian" "a Spartan upbringing"

(means also ...) sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

"the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"

Definition 2: severe and unremitting in making demands - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where strict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exacting instructor
  • a stern disciplinarian
  • strict standards

Synonyms for strict in the sense of this definition

(strict is similar to ...) requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

"found the job very demanding" "a baby can be so demanding"

Definition 3: rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where strict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rigorous application of the law
  • a strict vegetarian

Synonyms for strict in the sense of this definition

(strict is similar to ...) marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

"an exact mind" "an exact copy" "hit the exact center of the target"

Definition 4: incapable of compromise or flexibility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for strict in the sense of this definition

(strict is similar to ...) unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion

Definition 5: (of rules) stringently enforced - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where strict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hard-and-fast rules

Synonyms for strict in the sense of this definition

(strict is similar to ...) not liable to or capable of change

"an invariable temperature" "an invariable rule" "his invariable courtesy"

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