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stricture

  
  
animadversion, bad press, blame, censure, criticism, flak     (informal)   rebuke, stick     (slang)  
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stricture

  
  ( strictures    plural  )
1       n-count   You can use strictures to refer to severe criticism or disapproval of something.  
FORMAL   usu pl, oft N on/against n  
...Mencken's strictures on the 1920s, with its self-righteous prohibition on alcohol and unconventional ideas...     
2       n-count   You can refer to things that limit what you can do as strictures of a particular kind.  
mainly FORMAL   usu pl, usu with supp   (=restriction)  
Your goals are hindered by financial strictures.     

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