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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 3 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. strict

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

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

Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes

  1. rigorous, strictadjective

    rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

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

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

    tolerant, variable, undemanding, inexact

  2. hard-and-fast, strictadjective

    (of rules) stringently enforced

    "hard-and-fast rules"

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

    inexact, undemanding, tolerant, variable

  3. nonindulgent, strictadjective

    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

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

    undemanding, variable, tolerant, inexact

  4. rigid, strictadjective

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

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

    inexact, undemanding, tolerant, variable

  5. stern, strict, exactingadjective

    severe and unremitting in making demands

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

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

    undemanding, inexact, tolerant, variable

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sternadjective

    being able to give discipline with no regret

    mrs.bianca is a very stern, but nice teacher.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 11, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. strictadjective

    tight, strained

  2. strictadjective

    exact, accurate, precise, very nice

  3. strictadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. strictadjective

    rigorous, stringent, exacting, rigid

    lax, remiss, indulgent

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  1. Jennifer Sclafani:

    These expressions remind me of what [ linguist George ] Lakoff refers to as the' Strict Father' model of government, in which the nation is a family and the president is seen as the parent, conservatives, Lakoff argues, adopt a' strict father' view of the nation-as-family, in which the president-parent is the authoritarian and disciplinarian, but also the protector of the family.

  2. Justin Casterline/Getty Images:

    I think it's important to state here that there was an opportunity for the NCAA to adopt more strict policies in inclusion of trans athletes, and they could've done that in February, but it seems as though they chose not to, or they chose to avoid litigation by changing their stance halfway through the season and causing bigger problems for themselves, i think that, had they adopted USA Swimming's policies which are more strict than their own, we could have avoided a lot of the controversy that took place over the weekend and you and I could be sitting here talking about and celebrating the accomplishments by these incredible athletes.

  3. Child Age 15:

    I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.

  5. Sarah Dalziell-Clout:

    The Brazilian authorities have been really strict on what can be brought into the country, it does strike some of us as a little bit strange... because they've certainly got conditions over there like Glanders (a potentially fatal horse disease) that other regions don't have. But they are taking a very strict control on it.

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. indifferent
    • B. affluent
    • C. flush
    • D. stringent

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