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Synonyms for strict
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, strict(adj)

    rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

    "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

    Synonyms:
    rigorous, hard-and-fast, exacting, stringent, stern, tight, nonindulgent, rigid

    Antonyms:
    tolerant, variable, undemanding, inexact

  2. hard-and-fast, strict(adj)

    (of rules) stringently enforced

    "hard-and-fast rules"

    Synonyms:
    hard-and-fast, rigid, rigorous, nonindulgent, stern, exacting

    Antonyms:
    inexact, undemanding, tolerant, variable

  3. nonindulgent, strict(adj)

    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

    Synonyms:
    hard-and-fast, rigid, rigorous, nonindulgent, stern, exacting

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, variable, tolerant, inexact

  4. rigid, strict(adj)

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

    Synonyms:
    set, rigorous, stiff, hard-and-fast, unbending, exacting, stern, inflexible, fixed, nonindulgent, rigid

    Antonyms:
    inexact, undemanding, tolerant, variable

  5. stern, strict, exacting(adj)

    severe and unremitting in making demands

    "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"

    Synonyms:
    severe, hard-and-fast, stark, relentless, grim, exigent, stern, inexorable, unrelenting, unappeasable, nonindulgent, exacting, unforgiving, austere, fastidious, rigorous, rigid

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, inexact, tolerant, variable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strict

    That is severe which is devoid of all softness, mildness, tenderness, indulgence or levity, or (in literature and art) devoid of unnecessary ornament, amplification, or embellishment of any kind; as, a severe style; as said of anything painful, severe signifies such as heavily taxes endurance or resisting power; as, a severe pain, fever, or winter. Rigid signifies primarily stiff, resisting any effort to change its shape; a corpse is said to be rigid in death; hence, in metaphorical sense, a rigid person or character is one that resists all efforts to change the will or course of conduct; a rigid rule or statement is one that admits of no deviation. Rigorous is nearly akin to rigid, but is a stronger word, having reference to action or active qualities, as rigid does to state or character; a rigid rule may be rigorously enforced. Strict (Latin stringo, bind) signifies bound or stretched tight, tense, strenuously exact. Stern unites harshness and authority with strictness or severity; stern, as said even of inanimate objects, suggests something authoritative or forbidding. Austere signifies severely simple or temperate, strict in self-restraint or discipline, and similarly unrelenting toward others. We speak of austere morality, rigid rules, rigorous discipline, stern commands, severe punishment, harsh speech or a harsh voice, hard requirements, strict injunctions, and strict obedience. Strict discipline holds one exactly and unflinchingly to the rule; rigorous discipline punishes severely any infraction of it. The austere character is seldom lovely, but it is always strong and may be grand, commanding, and estimable.

    Synonyms:
    austere, hard, harsh, inexorable, inflexible, morose, relentless, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, stiff, uncompromising, unmitigated, unrelenting, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    affable, bland, easy, genial, gentle, indulgent, lenient, mild, pliable, soft, sweet, tender, tractable, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strict

    Synonyms:
    close, exact, accurate, rigorous, severe, stringent, nice, precise

    Antonyms:
    loose, inexact, inaccurate, lenient, mild, indulgent, lax

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strict(a.)

    Synonyms:
    tight, strained

  2. strict(a.)

    Synonyms:
    exact, accurate, precise, very nice

  3. strict(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, rigorous, stringent, stern, austere, harsh, uncompromising, strait-laced

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strict(a)

    Synonyms:
    rigorous, stringent, exacting, rigid

    Antonyms:
    lax, remiss, indulgent

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How to use strict in a sentence?

  1. Krista Scott-Dixon:

    Going from an ‘ anything goes ’ way of eating to a very strict diet is like going from only knowing how to ride a bike to trying to drive a stick shift Ferrari on the Autobahn.

  2. President Trump:

    Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation, good news - Commercial Aviation was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record !

  3. Taimy Cruz:

    We have to be extra careful, they are very strict now.

  4. Rodrigue Katembo:

    We need to have the same kind of strategies in place to combat illegal mining exploration in Virunga National Park and have the laws be respected like we did in Virunga, we need to have a support at national and international level.Hide Caption 11 of Rodrigue Katembo Photos : Protecting Africas oldest parkHe hopes to be able to develop ecological activities around the park's boundaries that will provide income for Virunga National Park local community. But due to lack of finance, there is only one truck to patrol over 4,000 square miles. Pictured, Rodrigue Katembo Katembo.Hide Caption 12 of 12 / * global CNN * /' use strict' ; jQuery( document). ready( function() { var galleryAdSlide = new CNN.AdSlide(' el __ gallery', false, CNN.contentModel.singletonFile) ; }) ; Rodrigue Katembo has loved wildlife since Rodrigue Katembo was young. But like many in the African nation, he has been touched by war. When he was 14 years old in 1989, Rodrigue Katembo was taken as a child soldier, during the Democratic Republic of Congo's long running armed conflict.He would remain a soldier for eight years in different rebel groups. After peace was briefly restored, he began work at Virunga, in 2003, protecting the land and healing the community.

  5. Ulysses S. Grant:

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad, obnoxious, or unjust laws so effective as their strict execution.


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