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strict

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of strict

  1. 1 following an original exactly not a strict translation, because a lot of the humor is in the wordplay Synonyms of strict accurate, authentic, exact, precise, right, faithful, true, veraciousWords Related to strict lifelike, realistic; careful, conscientious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous; authoritative; bona fide, genuine, real, veridicalNear Antonyms of strict careless, slack, slipshod, slovenly; erroneous, incorrect, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrongAntonyms of strict corrupt, corrupted, false, imprecise, inaccurate, inauthentic, inexact, loose, unfaithful

  2. 2 given to exacting standards of discipline and self-restraint that piano teacher is notoriously strict, but students make great strides under her tutelage Synonyms of strict austere, authoritarian, flinty, hard, harsh, heavy-handed, ramrod, rigid, rigorous, stern, severe, toughWords Related to strict demanding, exacting; uncharitable, unforgiving; adamant, adamantine, callous, hardened, hard-hearted, hard-line, immovable, implacable, inflexible, merciless, ossified, pitiless, relentless, rock-ribbed, stiff, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unsparing, unyielding; dour, gruff; ascetic (also ascetical), monastic, monkish; browbeating, bullying; determined, firm, resolved, single-minded, steadfast, unflinching; dogged, intractable, obstinate, relentlessNear Antonyms of strict easy, easygoing, laid-back, undemanding; charitable, kind, merciful, mild, patient, soft, softhearted; accepting, compromising, yielding; responsive, willing; acquiescent, agreeable, amenable, complaisant, compliant, flexible, pliable, pliantAntonyms of strict clement, forbearing, gentle, indulgent, lax, lenient, tolerant

  3. 3 not allowing for any exceptions or loosening of standards on a strict diet strict adherence to the letter of the law Synonyms of strict brassbound, cast-iron, exacting, hard-line, inflexible, rigorous, rigid, stringent, uncompromisingWords Related to strict close, conscientious, exact, fussy, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous, undeviating; adamant, adamantine, determined, dogged, firm, relentless, resolved, single-minded, steadfast, stubborn, tenacious, unbending, unflinching; immovable, implacable, unappeasable, unrelenting, unsparing, unyielding; austere, demanding, flinty, grim, hard, hardened, hard-hearted, harsh, ironbound, severe, stern, toughNear Antonyms of strict acquiescent, compliant, compromising, pliable, pliant, relenting, yielding; easy, easygoing, gentle, indulgent, kindly, lenient, merciful, mild, pampering, soft, spoiling, tolerant; neglectful, negligent, remiss, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, unfussyAntonyms of strict flexible, lax, loose, relaxed, slack

Synonym Discussion of strict

rigid, rigorous, strict, stringent mean extremely severe or stern. rigid implies uncompromising inflexibility.
    • rigid rules of conduct
rigorous implies the imposition of hardship and difficulty.
    • the rigorous training of recruits
strict emphasizes undeviating conformity to rules, standards, or requirements.
    • strict enforcement of the law
stringent suggests severe, tight restriction or limitation.
    • stringent standards of admission


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