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stricture

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stricture

  1. 1 an often public or formal expression of disapproval <the church's strictures on the morals and mores of contemporary society> Synonyms commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, riot act, censureRelated Words admonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, damnation, punishment, remonstrance; business, devil, dressing-down, lash, lecture, lesson, rap, scolding, talking-to, tongue-lashing; belittlement, criticism, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, panNear Antonyms acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)

  2. 2 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <the new zoning strictures effectively make further development along the riverfront commercially unviable> Synonyms check, circumscription, condition, constraint, curb, fetter, limitation, restraint, restrictionRelated Words exception, proviso, qualification, reservation, stipulation, strings; ban, prohibition, proscriptionNear Antonyms freedom, latitude





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