adjective, strict·er, strict·est.
Origin of strict
Synonyms for strict
Antonyms for strict
Related Words for strictstringent, tough, harsh, scrupulous, exacting, severe, rigid, stern, rigorous, draconian, precise, meticulous, exact, religious, austere, disciplinary, dour, firm, forbidding, grim
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Contemporary Examples of strict
The ad would then count as a coordinated communication and would be subject to strict spending limits.
First, it would reduce the kinds of ads that would be subject to strict limits.
People often forget that the National Panhellenic council used to enforce racial segregation by means of strict codes and laws.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life
Maya Richard Craven
November 17, 2014
Free from strict rules, Japanese distillers are making innovative, artful concoctions.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise
November 16, 2014
But beyond the strict realm of national security, the Arctic is becoming increasingly important to Russia economically.Russia Preps Its North Pole Invasion
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of strict
I mention it as the friend of both parties, and in strict confidence.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
He was a man of great business ability, and of strict integrity.Cleveland Past and Present
But he also learned stern, strict obedience, such as it was impossible for him to forget.A Dish Of Orts
This was Sunday; but he was not so strict in his ideas concerning the day as most of his parishioners.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
The strict rules of the house had seemed to her intolerable.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- applying more narrowly than some other relation often given the same name, as strict inclusion, which holds only between pairs of sets that are distinct, while simple inclusion permits the case in which they are identicalSee also proper (def. 9), ordering
- distinguished from a relation of the same name that is not the subject of formal study
Word Origin for strict
1590s, "narrow, drawn in, small," from Latin strictus "drawn together, tight, rigid," past participle of stringere "draw or bind tight" (see strain (v.)). The sense of "stringent and rigorous" (of law) is first found in 1570s; of qualities or conditions generally, 1580s.