Strict - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |strɪkt|  American pronunciation of the word strict
Brit.  |strɪkt|  British pronunciation of the word strict
- rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard (syn: rigorous)
a strict vegetarian
- (of rules) stringently enforced (syn: hard- and- fast)
- incapable of compromise or flexibility (syn: rigid)
- severe and unremitting in making demands (syn: exacting, stern)
strict standards


Her parents aren't very strict.

He insists on strict adherence to the rules.

The college has strict rules for qualifying for financial assistance.

Strict application of the rules is necessary in this case.

The army has a strict code of conduct.

He was put on a strict exercise regime.

The state's constitution has strict rules about what tax money can be used for.

She criticized the way the school regiments its students by having strict rules.

The agency imposes strict fishing quotas.

Strict laws are inhibiting economic growth.

...the Amish live by a strict creed that rejects many of the values and practices of modern society...

...the FDA requires strict abidance by food manufacturers of its definitions for certain terms used on product labels...

...a strict religious sect that abjures the luxuries, comforts, and conveniences of the modern world...

Strict guidelines delimit his responsibilities.

His stiff deportment matched his strict demeanor.

Word forms

comparative: stricter
superlative: strictest
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