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ADJECTIVE (5)

1. rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard;
- Example: "rigorous application of the law"
- Example: "a strict vegetarian"
[syn: rigorous, strict]

2. (of rules) stringently enforced;
- Example: "hard-and-fast rules"
[syn: hard-and-fast, strict]

3. characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint;
[syn: nonindulgent, strict]

4. incapable of compromise or flexibility;
[syn: rigid, strict]

5. severe and unremitting in making demands;
- Example: "an exacting instructor"
- Example: "a stern disciplinarian"
- Example: "strict standards"
[syn: stern, strict, exacting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 Webster] 2. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber. [1913 Webster] 3. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It shall be still in strictest measure. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath. "Through the strict senteries." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense. [1913 Webster] 6. (Bot.) Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters. [1913 Webster] Syn: Exact; accurate; nice; close; rigorous; severe. Usage: Strict, Severe. Strict, applied to a person, denotes that he conforms in his motives and acts to a principle or code by which he is bound; severe is strict with an implication often, but not always, of harshness. Strict is opposed to lax; severe is opposed to gentle. [1913 Webster] And rules as strict his labored work confine, As if the Stagirite o'erlooked each line. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Soon moved with touch of blame, thus Eve: "What words have passed thy lips, Adam severe!" --Milton. [1913 Webster] The Strict Observance, or Friars of the Strict Observance. (R. C. Ch.) See Observance. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

strict adj 1: rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian" [syn: rigorous, strict] 2: (of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules" [syn: hard-and-fast, strict] 3: characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint [syn: nonindulgent, strict] [ant: indulgent] 4: incapable of compromise or flexibility [syn: rigid, strict] 5: severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards" [syn: stern, strict, exacting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "strict": Sabbatarian, Spartan, Spartanic, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, accurate, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, aspersion, astringent, attentive, austere, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, bigoted, bossy, careful, censorious, choicy, choosy, circumscription, close, cold-blooded, complete, compulsive, confining, conscientious, constant, constrictive, correct, cramp, creedbound, critical, defined, delicate, demanding, despotic, detailed, dictatorial, direct, discriminating, discriminative, dogmatic, domineering, dour, draconian, evangelical, even, exact, exacting, exigent, express, exquisite, faithful, fastidious, feudal, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, firm, forbidding, fundamentalist, fussy, grim, grinding, hard, hard-boiled, harsh, hidebound, high-handed, hyperorthodox, imperative, imperial, imperious, inerrable, inerrant, infallible, inflexible, ironhanded, just, limitation, literalist, literalistic, lordly, magisterial, magistral, masterful, mathematical, meticulous, micrometrically precise, microscopic, minute, monocratic, narrow, nice, obloquy, oppressive, overbearing, overconscientious, overruling, overscrupulous, particular, peremptory, perfectionistic, picky, pinpoint, pitiless, precise, precisianist, precisianistic, precisionistic, priggish, prudish, punctilious, punctual, purist, puristic, puritanic, puritanical, refined, reflection, religious, religiously exact, repressive, right, rigid, rigorist, rigorous, rugged, ruthless, scientific, scientifically exact, scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective, sensitive, severe, slam, slur, square, staunch, stern, stint, straitlaced, stricture, stringent, subtle, suppressive, tender-conscienced, thorough, tough, tyrannical, tyrannous, uncompromising, undeviating, undistorted, unerring, unsparing, unsympathetic, veracious, veridical
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

strict A function f is strict in an argument if f bottom = bottom (See bottom). In other words, the result depends on the argument so evaluation of an application of the function cannot terminate until evaluation of the argument has terminated. If the result is only bottom when the argument is bottom then the function is also bottom-unique. See also strict evaluation, hyperstrict. (1995-01-25)