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Synonyms of strict in English:


  • 1 a strict interpretation of the new law
    [Antonyms] imprecise, loose
  • 2 strict controls on public spending
    stringent, rigorous, severe, harsh, hard, rigid, tough, extreme
    [Antonyms] liberal
  • 3 their parents were too strict
    stern, severe, harsh, uncompromising, authoritarian, firm, austere, illiberal, inflexible, unyielding, unbending, no-nonsense
    Australian/New Zealand informal solid
    [Antonyms] lenient
  • 4 the information will be treated in strict confidence
    absolute, utter, complete, total, perfect
  • 5 her father was a strict Roman Catholic
    orthodox, fundamentalist, conservative, traditional;
    devout, conscientious, true, religious
    [Antonyms] moderate, liberal
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