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English adjective: strict

1. strict rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard


SamplesRigorous application of the law.
A strict vegetarian.


Synonymsrigorous


Similarexact


Antonymsinexact

2. strict (of rules) stringently enforced


SamplesHard-and-fast rules.


Synonymshard-and-fast


Similarinvariable


Antonymsvariable

3. strict characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint


Synonymsnonindulgent


Similaraustere, blue, corrective, disciplinal, disciplinary, monkish, puritanic, puritanical, renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying, self-disciplined, self-restraining, severe, spartan, stern


See alsoabstemious


Antonymsindulgent

4. strict incapable of compromise or flexibility


Synonymsrigid


Similarintolerant


Antonymstolerant

5. strict severe and unremitting in making demands


SamplesAn exacting instructor.
A stern disciplinarian.
Strict standards.


Synonymsexacting, stern


Similardemanding


Antonymsundemanding









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