strictness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From strict +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

strictness (countable and uncountable, plural strictnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being strict.
    Discipline calls for a certain strictness.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 3
      I lost all restraint, and yielding to the force of the emotion, gave down, as mere woman, those effusions of pleasure, which, in the strictness of still faithful love, I could have wished to have held up.
  2. (countable) The result or product of being strict.