strict


strict
strict [ strıkt ] adjective **
1. ) someone who is strict has definite rules that they expect people to obey completely:
He's quite a strict coach, but we all like him.
Dad's very strict with us about table manners.
a ) strict rules or conditions must be obeyed completely:
They operate within strict time limits.
a strict diet
b ) completely following the rules of a particular belief:
strict vegans
2. ) exact or accurate:
He was not depressed in the strict sense of the word.
These cases are not covered by a strict definition of poverty.
in strict confidence or in the strictest confidence
kept secret by someone and not told to anyone else:
Anything you tell us is in the strictest confidence.
╾ strict|ness noun uncount

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  • strict — strict, stricte [ strikt ] adj. • 1752, répandu XIXe; cf. strictement (1503); lat. strictus « serré, étroit; rigoureux » 1 ♦ Qui laisse très peu de liberté d action ou d interprétation. ⇒ astreignant, étroit. Morale stricte. Principes stricts. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • strict — STRICT, Ă, stricţi, te, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Care are un caracter absolut, care trebuie respectat, executat, aplicat în chip riguros, fără abatere, fără excepţie; p. ext. sever, aspru. ♢ expr. (Adverbial) (A fi) strict necesar = (a fi)… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strict — Strict, a. [Compar. {Stricter}; superl. {Strictest}.] [L. strictus, p. p. of stringere to draw or bind tight, to strain. See {Strain}, and cf. {Strait}, a.] 1. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strict — S3 [strıkt] adj comparative stricter superlative strictest [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: strictus, past participle of stringere; STRINGENT] 1.) expecting people to obey rules or to do what you say ≠ ↑lenient ▪ a strict teacher stri …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strict — adj 1: characterized by narrowness: not demonstrating a broad or liberal view strict interpretation 2 a: firm or rigid in requirement or control b: severe in discipline 3 a: inflexibly maintained or adhered to …   Law dictionary

  • strict — strict, icte (strikt , stri kt ) adj. 1°   Qui ne laisse aucune latitude, étroit, rigoureux. Une obligation stricte. Une stricte probité. Un sens strict et absolu. La stricte vérité. •   Tout irait assez bien, sans un certain nombre de gens qu on …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • strict — [strikt] adj. [L strictus, pp. of stringere, to draw tight, compress < IE * streig , stiff, taut, a rope < base * (s)ter , rigid > STARE] 1. exact or precise; not loose, vague, or broad [a strict translation] 2. perfect; absolute; entire …   English World dictionary

  • strict — [adj1] authoritarian austere, dead set*, disciplinary, dour, draconian*, exacting, firm, forbidding, grim, hard, hard boiled*, harsh, iron fisted*, no nonsense*, oppressive, picky, prudish, punctilious, puritanical, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous,… …   New thesaurus

  • Strict — (v. lat.), 1) eng, knapp, genau; 2) genau, pünktlich; daher strictes Recht (Jus strictum), das Recht in enger Bedeutung, in so fern dasselbe die Befugniß zur Anwendung von Zwangsmaßregeln gibt. Stricte Observanz, s.u. Freimaurerei II. B). Stricto …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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