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Definition of "strict" []

  • Precise; exact: a strict definition. (adjective)
  • Complete; absolute: strict loyalty. (adjective)
  • Kept within narrowly specific limits: a strict application of a law. (adjective)
  • Rigorous in the imposition of discipline: a strict parent. (adjective)
  • Exacting in enforcement, observance, or requirement: strict standards. See Synonyms at severe. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strict" in a sentence
  • "The only strict antithesis to Prose is Metre; nor is this, in truth, a _strict_ antithesis, because lines and passages of metre so naturally occur in writing prose, that it would be scarcely possible to avoid them, even were it desirable.]"
  • "In reality, the phrase "strict constructionism" is not a philosophy at all -- at least not one accepted by any credible judge or academic -- but rather a code phrase for judges who make rulings that sit well with conservatives."
  • "Usually the label strict finitism is used to describe the view sketched above."