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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To be too severe in rule, discipline or management.

Usage examples (13)
  • Adjective, : a strict observance of rituals. ,strict laws; a strict judge. ,strict silence. ,a strict statement of facts. ,a strict...
  • He attacks both the overstrict and the overloose methods of translation: the brake
  • He was so afraid of spoiling his daughters, of being overindulgent and having them grow up to be selfish, bad-mannered ladies that sometimes he felt he was overstrict.
  • But such as keep overstrict to the law, and (according to custom) omit not a conjunction, rhetoricians blame for using a dull, flat, tedious style, without any variety... for more
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