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  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 strict — (adj.) 1590s, narrow, drawn in, small, from L. strictus drawn together, tight, rigid, pp. of stringere draw or bind tight (see STRAIN (Cf. strain) (v.)). The sense of stringent and rigorous (of law) is first found in 1570s; of qualities or… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 strict — stringent, *rigid, rigorous Analogous words: stern, *severe, austere, ascetic: *inflexible, inexorable: exacting, oppressive, *onerous, burdensome Antonyms: lax: loose: lenient, indulgent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 strict — ► ADJECTIVE 1) demanding that rules concerning behaviour are obeyed. 2) (of a rule) demanding total compliance; rigidly enforced. 3) following rules or beliefs exactly. 4) not allowing deviation or relaxation. DERIVATIVES strictly adverb… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 strict — strictness, n. /strikt/, adj., stricter, strictest. 1. characterized by or acting in close conformity to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals. 2. stringent or exacting in or in enforcing rules, requirements, obligations, etc …

    Universalium

  • 16 strict — 01. Her parents are really [strict]; if she comes home late they don t let her go out again for a week. 02. The military government has warned people that the curfew will be [strictly] enforced, and anyone found in the streets after dark will be… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 strict — [[t]strɪ̱kt[/t]] ♦♦♦ stricter, strictest 1) ADJ GRADED A strict rule or order is very clear and precise or severe and must always be obeyed completely. The officials had issued strict instructions that we were not to get out of the jeep... French …

    English dictionary

  • 18 strict */*/ — UK [strɪkt] / US adjective Word forms strict : adjective strict comparative stricter superlative strictest 1) someone who is strict has definite rules that they expect people to obey completely He s quite a strict trainer, but we all like him.… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 strict — ab·strict; ab·strict·ed; con·strict; re·strict; strict; strict·ly; strict·ness; re·strict·ed·ly; re·strict·ed·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 20 strict — [[t]strɪkt[/t]] adj. er, est 1) closely conforming to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals[/ex] 2) stringent; exacting: strict laws; a strict judge[/ex] 3) rigorously enforced: strict silence[/ex] 4) exact; precise: in the… …

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