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- Strained; drawn close; tight.
- strict embrace
- strict ligature
- Tense; not relaxed.
- strict fiber
- Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.
- to keep strict watch
- to pay strict attention
- Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Hocussing of Cigarette:
- No one, however, would have anything to do with him, as Mr. Keeson's orders in those respects were very strict ; he had often threatened any one of his employés with instant dismissal if he found him in company with one of these touts.
- very strict in observing the Sabbath
- Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.
- to understand words in a strict sense
- (botany) Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
- Severe in discipline.
Our teacher was always very strict. If we didn't behave, we would get punished.
It was a very strict lesson.
- Stricter and strictest are the grammatically correct forms for the comparative and superlative though outside UK more strict and most strict are more often used.
tense; not relaxed
governed or governing by exact rules
severe in discipline
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Translations to be checked
- strict in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- strict in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911