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Definitions of strict

  1. Strictness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. (of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. incapable of compromise or flexibility Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Exacting; severe; as, strict laws; extremely careful and thorough; as, strict honesty; accurate; precise; as, the strict sense of a word; stretched tight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Exact: extremely nice: observing exact rules: severe: restricted: thoroughly accurate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Exact; rigorous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Observing or enforcing rules exactly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Rigidly observed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Exactly defined or applied. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Drawn close; rigorous; exact; accurate; rigorously nice; definite; restricted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Severe; rigorous; governing by exact rules; confined; accurate; not loose or lax. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for strict

  1. He was not a man of over- strict scruples, but he hated lies. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  2. In the old time the queen was very strict upon the point. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
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