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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, strictadjective

    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, strictadjective

    (of rules) stringently enforced

    "hard-and-fast rules"

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

    Antonyms:
    inexact, undemanding, tolerant, variable

  3. nonindulgent, strictadjective

    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

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

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, variable, tolerant, inexact

  4. rigid, strictadjective

    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, exactingadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. strictadjective

    Synonyms:
    tight, strained

  2. strictadjective

    Synonyms:
    exact, accurate, precise, very nice

  3. strictadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strictadjective

    Synonyms:
    rigorous, stringent, exacting, rigid

    Antonyms:
    lax, remiss, indulgent

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How to use strict in a sentence?

  1. Steven Brill:

    That sounds like we're pretty strict.

  2. Hana Ferguson:

    We barely survived the first shutdown and once we were allowed to re-open in Phase 2, were very strict about following all CDC guidelines, we've struggled with making ends meet especially with all of the rules that have been put in place.

  3. Phil Derner:

    For the most part, there is no such thing as an ‘ unsafe ’ airline, agencies such as the [ Federal Aviation Administration ] have very strict regulations for safe operations of air travel that all airlines must abide by, without exception. Even the lowest of low cost/no frills airlines jump through the same hoops as large major carriers, and are no less or more safe than the next.

  4. Bob Casey:

    It places strict limitations on Iran's nuclear program, requires robust monitoring and verification measures, and grants relief only from nuclear sanctions in exchange for verified actions on Iran's part.

  5. Mariko Hirose:

    We still have concerns that this military equipment is being used in a civilian context, at the very least, they should be using warrants and with a strict privacy policy that is written.


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