Synonyms of strict in English:



  • 1 a strict interpretation of the law
    precise, exact, literal, faithful, accurate, rigorous, careful, meticulous, pedantic
    [Antonyms] loose, imprecise
  • 2 strict controls on spending
    stringent, rigorous, severe, harsh, hard, rigid, tough, ironclad
    [Antonyms] liberal
  • 3 strict parents
    stern, severe, harsh, uncompromising, authoritarian, governessy, firm, austere
    [Antonyms] lenient
  • 4 this will be treated in strict confidence
    absolute, utter, complete, total
  • 5 a strict Roman Catholic
    orthodox, devout, conscientious
    [Antonyms] moderate, liberal
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