strictness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strictness - conscientious attention to rules and details
painstakingness, conscientiousness - the trait of being painstaking and careful
2.strictness - uncompromising resolution
unpermissiveness, restrictiveness - a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
Puritanism - strictness and austerity in conduct and religion
inclemency, rigourousness, rigorousness, rigour, rigor, harshness, severeness, severity, stiffness, hardness - excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

strictness

noun
The fact or condition of being rigorous and unsparing:
Translations
صَرامَه، دِقَّه
přísnost
strenghed
strangleiki, harka
katılıksertlik

strictness

[ˈstrɪktnɪs] N
1. (= severity) [of person] → severidad f; [of discipline] → lo estricto, severidad f
2. (= stringency) [of rules, control, security] → lo riguroso

strictness

[ˈstrɪktnɪs] nsévérité f

strictness

n
Strenge f; (of order, discipline)Striktheit f, → Strenge f
(= preciseness)Genauigkeit f

strictness

[ˈstrɪktnɪs] n (of person) → severità

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.
References in classic literature ?
The belief was a favourite one with our forefathers, as betokening that their infant commonwealth was under a celestial guardianship of peculiar intimacy and strictness.
They attend with Phari- saical strictness to the outward forms of religion, and at the same time neglect the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith.
Brocklehurst, who, from his wealth and family connections, could not be overlooked, still retained the post of treasurer; but he was aided in the discharge of his duties by gentlemen of rather more enlarged and sympathising minds: his office of inspector, too, was shared by those who knew how to combine reason with strictness, comfort with economy, compassion with uprightness.
Yet thus much I may be allowed to say in my own vindication, that I artfully eluded many of his questions, and gave to every point a more favourable turn, by many degrees, than the strictness of truth would allow.
Though consuls have not in strictness a diplomatic character, yet as they are the public agents of the nations to which they belong, the same observation is in a great measure applicable to them.
The proposed Constitution, therefore, is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal Constitution, but a composition of both.
He carried the strictness of this order so far as to detain in England the ambassadors of Denmark, who had taken their leave, and the regular ambassador of Holland, who was to take back to the port of Flushing the Indian merchantmen of which Charles I had made restitution to the United Provinces.
The most perfect tranquillity was restored, and the vigilance of the custom-house officers was redoubled, and their strictness was increased at this time, in consequence of the fair at Beaucaire.
The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerely, benevolence, courage and strictness.
God knows that all sorts of gentlemen knock at the door; but whenever used in strictness and with any emphasis, the name will be found to point at original energy.
Thanks to the strictness and assiduity of its commander the regiment, in comparison with others that had reached Braunau at the same time, was in splendid condition.
In these matters he was conscious that his life would bear the closest scrutiny; and perhaps the consciousness encouraged a little defiance towards the critical strictness of persons whose celestial intimacies seemed not to improve their domestic manners, and whose lofty aims were not needed to account for their actions.