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From strict +‎ -ness.


strictness (countable and uncountable, plural strictnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being strict.
    Discipline calls for a certain strictness.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: [] G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], →OCLC:
      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.