strict´ly


strict´ly
strict «strihkt», adjective.
1. very careful in following a rule or in making others follow it: »

Our teacher is strict but fair.

2. harsh; severe; stern: »

strict discipline, strict justice. Cinderella's stepmother was very strict with her.

3. Figurative. exact; precise; accurate: »

the strict meaning of a word. He told the strict truth. A strict construction of the Constitution is a literal interpretation of its words.

4. Figurative. complete; perfect; absolute: »

strict neutrality. The secret was told in strict confidence.

5. Figurative. careful or minute: »

a strict method, a strict inquiry.

6. Botany. close or narrow and upright: »

a strict stem or inflorescence.

7. Archaic. tight; close.
[< Latin strictus, past participle of stringere bind tight. See etym. of doublets strait (Cf.strait), stretto. (Cf.stretto)]
strict´ly, adverb.
strict´ness, noun.
Synonym Study 1, 2 Strict, rigid, rigorous mean severe and unyielding or harsh and stern. Strict emphasizes showing or demanding a very careful and close following of a rule, standard, or requirement: »

Our teacher is strict and insists that we follow instructions to the letter.

Rigid emphasizes being firm and unyielding, not changing or relaxing for anyone or under any conditions: »

He maintains a rigid working schedule.

Rigorous emphasizes the severity, harshness, or sternness of the demands made, conditions imposed, or the like: »

We believe in rigorous enforcement of the laws.


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