strict synonym, strict definition | Thesaurus



1    austere, authoritarian, firm, harsh, no-nonsense, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, stringent  
2    accurate, close, exact, faithful, meticulous, particular, precise, religious, scrupulous, true  
3    absolute, complete, perfect, total, utter  
1    easy-going, easy-oasy     (slang)   flexible, laid-back     (informal)   lax, mild, moderate, soft, tolerant  
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  ( stricter    comparative)   ( strictest    superlative  )
1       adj   A strict rule or order is very clear and precise or severe and must always be obeyed completely.  
The officials had issued strict instructions that we were not to get out of the jeep..., French privacy laws are very strict..., All your replies will be treated in the strictest confidence...     
  strictly      adv   ADV with v  
The acceptance of new members is strictly controlled.     
2       adj   If a parent or other person in authority is strict, they regard many actions as unacceptable and do not allow them.  
My parents were very strict., ...a few schools selected for their high standards and their strict discipline.     
  strictly      adv  
My own mother was brought up very strictly and correctly.     
3       adj   If you talk about the strict meaning of something, you mean the precise meaning of it.  
ADJ n  
It's not quite peace in the strictest sense of the word, rather the absence of war.     
  strictly      adv   ADV adj  
Actually, that is not strictly true..., Strictly speaking, it is not one house at all, but three houses joined together.     
4       adj   You use strict to describe someone who never does things that are against their beliefs.  
ADJ n  
Four million Britons are now strict vegetarians...     

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rigorously strict or just
Ex.: The judge took the maliciousness of the crime into account and decided upon a rhadamanthine punishment.
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