Definitions for strictstrɪkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
closely conforming to requirements or principles:
a strict observance of rituals.
strict laws; a strict judge.
in the strict sense of the word.
narrowly or carefully limited:
a strict construction of the Constitution.
Archaic. drawn tight.
Origin of strict:
1570–80; < L strictus, ptp. of stringere to draw tight
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
punishing people severely for not obeying rules or laws
strict drug laws; My teacher is very strict about not talking in class.
obeying the rules of a belief closely
a strict believer in limiting the federal government; a strict Catholic/Muslim/Jew
relating to the exact or true meaning of a word or words
a strict interpretation of the law; We're not conservative in the strictest sense of the word.
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
Translations for strict
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
severe, stern, and compelling obedience
This class needs a strict teacher; His parents were very strict with him; The school rules are too strict; strict orders.
- rígidoPortuguese (BR)
- přísný; striktníCzech
- estricto, severoSpanish
- sévère, strictFrench
- सख्त, कठोरHindi
- oštar, strogCroatian
- severo, rigidoItalian
- stingrs; nepiekāpīgsLatvian
- surowy, stanowczyPolish
- sever, strictRomanian
- sträng, striktSwedish
- katı, sertTurkish
- 嚴厲的Chinese (Trad.)
- суворий; вимогливийUkrainian
- شدید یا سختUrdu
- nghiêm khắcVietnamese
- 严历的Chinese (Simp.)
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