Translation of strict in Spanish:

strict

Pronunciation: /strɪkt/

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (severe) [education/discipline] estricto, severo, riguroso; [teacher] estricto, severo to be strict with sb ser* estricto or severo con algn
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    • 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.
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    • 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 (rigorous) [vegetarian] estricto, riguroso she's a strict adherent to the rules se adhiere estrictamente a las normas
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    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (exact, precise) (before noun/delante del nombre) estricto, riguroso in strict order of arrival por riguroso or estricto orden de llegada in the strict sense of the word en el sentido estricto or riguroso de la palabra 2.2 (complete) (before noun/delante del nombre) absoluto in strictest secrecy en el más absoluto secreto reply in the strictest confidence se garantiza absoluta reserva
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    • 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.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.