rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
"rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
(of rules) stringently enforced
characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
incapable of compromise or flexibility
stern, strict, exacting(adj)
severe and unremitting in making demands
"an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
Strained; drawn close; tight.
Tense; not relaxed.
Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.
Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
very strict in observing the Sabbath
Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.
to understand words in a strict sense
Upright, or straight and narrow; u2014 said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
Severe in discipline.
Origin: From strictus, past participle of stringere; see stringent, strain.
strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature
tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber
exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention
governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath
rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense
upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters
In mathematical writing, the adjective strict is used to modify technical terms which have multiple meanings. It indicates that the exclusive meaning of the term is to be understood. The opposite is non-strict. This is often implicit but can be put explicitly for clarity. In some contexts the word "proper" is used as a mathematical synonym for "strict".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strikt, adj. exact: extremely nice: observing exact rules, regular: severe: restricted, taken strictly: thoroughly accurate: tense, stiff: closely intimate: absolute, unbroken: constricted.—n. Stric′tion.—adv. Strict′ly, narrowly, closely, rigorously, exclusively.—ns. Strict′ness; Strict′ure (surg.), an unnatural contraction, either congenital or acquired, of a mucous canal, such as the urethra, œsophagus, or intestine: an unfavourable criticism: censure: critical remark. [L. strictus, pa.p. of stringĕre, to draw tight. Cf. Strain and Stringent.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strict' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4432
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strict' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4584
Rank popularity for the word 'strict' in Adjectives Frequency: #523
The numerical value of strict in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of strict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.
Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict.
All Reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.
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- ahdas, jäykkä, tarkka, tiukka, ankaraFinnish
- twangWestern Frisian
- szigorú, feszült, szoros, merev, feszesHungarian
- straegne, strik, deure, deur, strikeWalloon
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