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Synonyms for strict
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stern, strict, exacting(adj)

    severe and unremitting in making demands

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

    Antonyms:
    nonsyllabic, accentual, unsyllabic, quantitative, unsyllabled

  2. rigorous, strict(adj)

    rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

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

    Synonyms:
    drool, fraud, drivel, bosh, slobber, tale, dribble, tommyrot, boloney, hoax, put-on, snake oil, humbug, taradiddle, baloney, bilgewater, story, fib, tarradiddle, tosh, dupery, twaddle, fraudulence

  3. nonindulgent, strict(adj)

    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

    Synonyms:
    opportuneness, timeliness, patness, seasonableness

    Antonyms:
    unseasonableness, untimeliness

  4. rigid, strict(adj)

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

    Synonyms:
    viatical settlement, viaticus settlement

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

    (of rules) stringently enforced

    "hard-and-fast rules"

    Synonyms:
    embarrassing, viscous, gummed, mucilaginous, sticky, steamy, syrupy, gummy, muggy, gluey, viscid, pasty, glutinous, unenviable, pastelike, awkward

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive

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. James Hu:

    China has one rule that it's particularly strict on - the captain must be the last one to leave the ship, if the leader of the ship is not the last to leave the ship, it is a jailable offence.

  2. Eugène Delacroix:

    I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. He it is who notes that individuality which is the seal of the weakness of our race. My soul has wings, but the brutal jailer is strict.

  3. Monica Roa:

    In El Salvador, the recommendation to postpone pregnancy is offensive to women and even more ridiculous in the context of strict abortion laws and high levels of sexual violence against girls and women.

  4. Drew Barrymore:

    I didnt deserve to go there, my mom and dad were just very strict and sheltered when I lived in LA. I wasnt allowed to go on dates, couldnt wear makeup, couldnt go to a school dance. They just didnt want me to grow up. Then I moved to New York and thats when my life changed.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

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