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strict

 (strĭkt)
adj. strict·er, strict·est
1.
a. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline: a strict parent.
b. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition: a strict vegetarian.
2.
a. Requiring close observance or demanding in expectations: strict standards. See Synonyms at severe.
b. Carefully maintained or observed: strict silence; strict loyalty.
3. Not loose or vague; exact or precise: a strict definition.
4. Botany Stiff, narrow, and upright.

[Middle English stricte, narrow, small, from Latin strictus, tight, strict, past participle of stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

strict′ly adv.
strict′ness n.

strict

(strɪkt)
adj
1. adhering closely to specified rules, ordinances, etc: a strict faith.
2. complied with or enforced stringently; rigorous: a strict code of conduct.
3. severely correct in attention to rules of conduct or morality: a strict teacher.
4. (of a punishment, etc) harsh; severe
5. (prenominal) complete; absolute: in strict secrecy.
6. (Logic) logic maths (of a relation)
a. applying more narrowly than some other relation often given the same name, as strict inclusion, which holds only between pairs of sets that are distinct, while simple inclusion permits the case in which they are identical. See also proper9, ordering
b. distinguished from a relation of the same name that is not the subject of formal study
7. (Botany) botany rare very straight, narrow, and upright: strict panicles.
[C16: from Latin strictus, from stringere to draw tight]
ˈstrictly adv
ˈstrictness n

strict

(strɪkt)

adj. -er, -est.
1. closely conforming to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals.
2. stringent; exacting: strict laws; a strict judge.
3. rigorously enforced: strict silence.
4. exact; precise: in the strict sense of the word.
5. narrowly or carefully limited: a strict construction of the Constitution.
6. absolute; complete: strict confidence.
7. Archaic. drawn tight.
[1570–80; < Latin strictus, past participle of stringere to draw tight]
strict′ly, adv.
strict′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strict - rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
2.strict - (of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules"
invariable - not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy"
3.strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
4.strict - incapable of compromise or flexibility
intolerant - unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
5.strict - severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
demanding - 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"

strict

adjective
1. severe, harsh, stern, firm, rigid, rigorous, stringent, austere French privacy laws are very strict.
severe soft, moderate, flexible, mild, tolerant, laid-back (informal), easy-going, lax, easy-oasy (slang)
2. stern, firm, severe, harsh, authoritarian, austere, no-nonsense My parents were very strict.
3. exact, accurate, precise, close, true, particular, religious, faithful, meticulous, scrupulous the strictest sense of the word
4. devout, religious, orthodox, pious, pure, reverent, prayerful a strict Catholic
5. absolute, complete, total, perfect, utter Your enquiry will be handled in strict confidence.

strict

adjective
1. Not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness:
2. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
3. Conforming completely to established rule:
Translations
حازِمدَقيق، مَضْبوطصارِم
přísnýstriktnípřesný
streng
ankara
strog
nákvæmurstrangur
厳しい
엄격한
nepiekāpīgsprecīzsstingrstiešs
strog
sträng
เข้มงวด
nghiêm khắc

strict

[strɪkt] ADJ (stricter (compar) (strictest (superl)))
1. (= stern, severe) [person, discipline] → estricto, severo
her strict upbringingla educación estricta or rigurosa que recibió
to be strict with sbser estricto or severo con algn
2. (= stringent) [rules] → estricto; [control] → estricto, riguroso; [limit] → riguroso; [security measures] → riguroso, estricto; [orders] → tajante, terminante, estricto
to be under strict orders (not) to do sthtener órdenes estrictas de (no) hacer algo
3. (= precise) [meaning] → estricto
in strict order of precedencepor riguroso or estricto orden de precedencia
in the strict sense of the worden el sentido estricto de la palabra
4. (= absolute) [secrecy] → absoluto
I told you that in strict confidencete lo dije con la más absoluta reserva
all your replies will be treated in the strictest confidencetodas las respuestas serán tratadas con la reserva más absoluta
strict liability (Jur) → responsabilidad f absoluta
5. (= rigorous) [Methodist] → estricto; [vegetarian, diet] → estricto, riguroso; [hygiene] → absoluto
I'm a strict teetotallersoy estrictamente or rigurosamente abstemio

strict

[ˈstrɪkt] adj
[law, rule, instructions, diet] → strict(e)
in strict confidence → tout à fait confidentiellement
[teacher, parent, disciplinarian] → strict(e)
to be strict with sb → être strict(e) avec qn
[Muslim, Catholic, vegetarian] → strict(e)
(= precise) [meaning, sense] → strict(e)
in the strict sense of the word → au sens strict du terme

strict

adj (+er)
(= stern, severe) law, parent, principles, judge etcstreng; order, ban, disciplinestrikt, streng; obedienceabsolut, strikt; Catholicstrenggläubig; they’re very strict about timekeepinges wird streng auf Pünktlichkeit geachtet
(= precise)streng; accuracy, neutrality, secrecyabsolut, streng; translation, meaninggenau; in the strict sense of the wordgenau genommen; in strict confidencestreng vertraulich; in (the) strictest confidencein strengster Vertraulichkeit, strengstens vertraulich; there is a strict time limit on thatdas ist zeitlich genau begrenzt; in strict order of precedencestreng nach Rangordnung

strict

[strɪkt] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (stern, severe, person, principles, views) → severo/a, rigido/a; (order, rule) → rigoroso/a; (supervision) → stretto/a; (discipline, ban) → rigido/a
b. (precise, meaning, accuracy) → preciso/a; (absolute, secrecy, truth) → assoluto/a; (time limit) → tassativo/a
in the strict sense of the word → nel senso stretto della parola
in strict confidence → in assoluta confidenza

strict

(strikt) adjective
1. 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.
2. exact or precise. If the strict truth were known, he was drunk, not ill.
ˈstrictness noun
ˈstrictly adverb
strictly speaking
if we must be completely accurate, act according to rules etc. Strictly speaking, he should be punished for this.

strict

حازِم přísný streng streng αυστηρός estricto ankara strict strog rigido 厳しい 엄격한 streng streng ścisły rigoroso строгий sträng เข้มงวด katı nghiêm khắc 严格的

strict

a. estricto-a; exacto-a.

strict

adj estricto
References in classic literature ?
Also I have to tell you that, to complete my misfortunes, his Excellency has been pleased to become stricter.
Governments are sometimes preserved not only by having the means of their corruption at a great distance, but also by its being very near them; for those who are alarmed at some impending evil keep a stricter hand over the state; for which reason it is necessary for those who have the guardianship of the constitution to be able to awaken the fears of the people, that they may preserve it, and not like a night-guard to be remiss in protecting the state, but to make the distant danger appear at hand.
This friend was the gamekeeper, a fellow of a loose kind of disposition, and who was thought not to entertain much stricter notions concerning the difference of
Had Greece, says a judicious observer on her fate, been united by a stricter confederation, and persevered in her union, she would never have worn the chains of Macedon; and might have proved a barrier to the vast projects of Rome.
Norris, on quitting the Parsonage, removed first to the Park, and afterwards to a small house of Sir Thomas's in the village, and consoled herself for the loss of her husband by considering that she could do very well without him; and for her reduction of income by the evident necessity of stricter economy.
And," she added, after hesitating a little, with a rising sob of mortification, "necklaces are quite usual now; and Madame Poincon, who was stricter in some things even than you are, used to wear ornaments.
Then, as I was saying, our youth should be trained from the first in a stricter system, for if amusements become lawless, and the youths themselves become lawless, they can never grow up into well-conducted and virtuous citizens.
We are not wont to show an idle courtesy to that sex, which requireth the stricter discipline.
It was even less easy to fix the impression in the case of the man at the right end of the table, who, to say truth, was as commonplace a person as could be seen anywhere, with a round, brown-haired head and a round snub nose, but also clad in clerical black, of a stricter cut.
There on the shelf was a bottle which she at once recognized as one containing some of her three-year-old homemade currant wine for which she was celebrated in Avonlea, although certain of the stricter sort, Mrs.
Having given this explanation, Mrs Squeers put her head into the closet and instituted a stricter search after the spoon, in which Mr Squeers assisted.
And she was far stricter on that point than the Lord Chamberlain, who had, she held, betrayed his trust by practically turning Leveller.