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Definition of Strict


  1. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.
  2. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.
  3. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.
  4. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.
  5. Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.
  6. Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

Strict Quotations

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Clint Eastwood

I don't want to be too strict, because I think kids can get rebellious, but I want to raise my daughter to be passionate about doing good things and pursuing real things and hobbies instead of frivolous materialistic stuff.
Holly Madison

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln

When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.
Ai Weiwei

Precision, speed, unambiguity, knowledge of files, continuity, discretion, unity, strict subordination, reduction of friction and of material and personal costs - these are raised to the optimum point in the strictly bureaucratic administration.
Max Weber
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Strict Translations

strict in Dutch is duchtig, straf, bar, hard, streng
strict in Finnish is ankara
strict in German is streng
strict in Hungarian is szoros, szabatos
strict in Italian is severo
strict in Latin is austerus, intentus, districtus (f. distringo)
strict in Portuguese is estrito
strict in Spanish is estricto
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