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Strict (IPA: /ˈstɹɪkt/)


Strict (a.)

Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.

Strict (a.)

Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.

Strict (a.)

Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.

Strict (a.)

Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.

Strict (a.)

Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.

Strict (a.)

Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

Strict Synonyms

Hard-and-fast, Invariable

Strict Synonyms

Nonindulgent, Disciplinary, Disciplinal, Blue, Puritanic, Monkish, Austere, Renunciant, Self-disciplined, Renunciative, Self-restraining, Abstemious, Self-denying, Spartan, Puritan, Severe, Puritanical, Stern, Self-abnegating, Corrective

Strict Synonyms

Rigid, Intolerant

Strict Synonyms

Rigorous, Exact

Strict Synonyms

Stern, Demanding, Exacting

Translations

Strict in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine." - Alan Turing

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A theorem is a proposition which is a strict logical consequence of certain definitions and other propositions" - Anatol Rapoport

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Anyway, my money is still on use strict vars . . ." - Larry Wall

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice." - Abraham Lincoln

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I suppose you could switch grammars once you've seen 'use strict subs'." - Larry Wall


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