- 1Demanding that rules concerning behavior are obeyed and observed: my father was very strict a strict upbringingMore example sentences
- It was a strict upbringing in which rules were sacrosanct, orders were obeyed without question and everyone knew their place.
- His voice was hard and harsh, strict and stern, sad and happy all at the same time.
- I was also concerned about how scarily strict the authorities down here are on drug use.
- 1.1(Of a rule or discipline) demanding total obedience or observance; rigidly enforced: civil servants are bound by strict rules on secrecyMore example sentences
- Spitting in and littering of public places can be stopped by enforcing strict rules as well as fines and punishments.
- Nowadays, strict regulations are enforced, banning any type of fishing in the immediate area.
- Enforcing strict rules is the only option available for any vital change in our civic sense.
- 1.2(Of a person) following rules or beliefs exactly: a strict vegetarianMore example sentences
- Now I am a strict follower of this rule about no corporal punishment whatsoever.
- People still have to learn why and how to support these strict followers of the Buddha.
- And certainly a strict believer in the rule of law like this Supreme Court Justice would agree.
- 1.3Exact in correspondence or adherence to something; not allowing or admitting deviation or relaxation: a strict interpretation of the lawMore example sentences
- While true in a strict sense, the fallacy is that most of the assumptions necessary for this argument to be true are not realistic.
- It is obviously impossible to love all men in any strict and true sense.
- This group is unwavering in its strict literal interpretation of the Bible.
late Middle English (in the sense 'restricted in space or extent'): from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere 'tighten, draw tight'.