strict

Strict describes someone who sticks to a particular set of rules. If your math teacher is strict, it means that she expects her rules to be followed to the letter.

The adjective strict always has to do with rules. Your strict parents enforced rules and expected you to obey them. Your cousin might be a strict vegetarian who always follows her own rules about what to eat. Strict laws demand to be followed, and a strict follower of the First Amendment supports free speech no matter what. The Latin root of strict is strictus, which means "drawn together, tight, or rigid." A rigid adherence to rules is exactly what makes someone strict.

Definitions of strict
1

adj rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

“a strict vegetarian”
Synonyms:
rigorous
exact
marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

adj incapable of compromise or flexibility

Synonyms:
rigid
intolerant
unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion

adj characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

Synonyms:
nonindulgent
abstemious
sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
austere, stern
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
blue, puritanic, puritanical
morally rigorous and strict
corrective, disciplinal, disciplinary
designed to promote discipline
monkish
befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial
renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying
used especially of behavior
self-disciplined, self-restraining
used of nonindulgent persons
severe, spartan
unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
Antonyms:
indulgent
characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
gluttonous
given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
decadent, effete
marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
betting, card-playing, dissipated, sporting
preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
epicurean, luxuriant, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous
displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
gay
given to social pleasures often including dissipation
epicurean, hedonic, hedonistic
devoted to pleasure
hard, heavy, intemperate
given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
overindulgent
excessively indulgent
pampering
gratifying tastes, appetites, or desires
self-indulgent
indulgent of your own appetites and desires
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adj severe and unremitting in making demands

strict standards”
Synonyms:
exacting, stern
demanding
requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

adj (of rules) stringently enforced

Synonyms:
hard-and-fast
invariable
not liable to or capable of change

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