- 1In a way that involves rigid enforcement or that demands obedience: he’s been brought up strictlyMore example sentences
- Chirac declared that entry points into EU countries would have to be much more strictly controlled and demanded consistent procedures to combat people smugglers.
- It supports ongoing audit initiatives by ensuring controls and policies are strictly enforced, in order to ensure compliance across the enterprise.
- Restoration of the diploid stage is often strictly controlled and brings together products separated at the first meiotic division.
- 2Used to indicate that one is applying words or rules exactly or rigidly: [sentence adverb]: strictly speaking, ham is a cured, cooked leg of pork [as submodifier]: to be strictly accurate, there are two WolvertonsMore example sentences
- In other words, strictly speaking, there are no irreversible processes.
- More strictly speaking, the word nebula should be reserved for gas and dust clouds and not for groups of stars.
- The " no work, no pay " rule has been strictly applied to workers who strike illegally.
- 2.1With no exceptions; completely or absolutely: these foods are strictly forbiddenMore example sentences
- Now strictly separate absolute necessary spending, like food, heating, etc, from optional stuff, like entertainment and holidays.
- Leave your instrument strictly alone except when necessary.
- Exchanges of goods and services except through him are strictly forbidden.
- 2.2No more than; purely: that visit was strictly business his attitude and manner were strictly professionalMore example sentences
- The conference ran on strictly professional lines.
- I agreed with him on some things, disagreed on many more, but it was all strictly business - I never hated him, or even particularly disliked him.
- People are learning English as a second language - that is, as a business language, strictly communicative and idiom-neutral.
More definitions of strictlyDefinition of strictly in:
- The US English dictionary