Synonyms and Antonyms of stricture
1 an often public or formal expression of disapproval the church's strictures on the morals and mores of contemporary society Synonyms of stricture commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, riot act, censureWords Related to stricture 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 of stricture acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms of stricture citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)
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 of stricture check, circumscription, condition, constraint, curb, fetter, limitation, restraint, restrictionWords Related to stricture exception, proviso, qualification, reservation, stipulation, strings; ban, prohibition, proscriptionNear Antonyms of stricture freedom, latitude
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