Definition for strict

adjective as in accurate; absolute

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Example Sentences

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari advocates for a six-week shutdown stricter than state orders back in March.

From Fortune

In its first official weigh-in on the issue, the group lays out strict scientific criteria that would need to be met before heritable gene editing could be tried clinically.

I was raised in a Muslim household with quite strict Muslim rules and Islamic rules, and one of them is that we don’t do interest.

From Ozy

The Hatch Act of 1939 puts strict limits on federal employees’ ability to participate in electioneering, including a ban on using their “official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.”

From Vox

This includes designing strict procedures for how a lab should conduct the tests.

From Fortune

The ad would then count as a coordinated communication and would be subject to strict spending limits.

First, it would reduce the kinds of ads that would be subject to strict limits.

People often forget that the National Panhellenic council used to enforce racial segregation by means of strict codes and laws.

Free from strict rules, Japanese distillers are making innovative, artful concoctions.

But beyond the strict realm of national security, the Arctic is becoming increasingly important to Russia economically.

For these reasons we keep strict and careful watch over them, since the suspicions conceived of them have been often verified.

In a strict sense, of course, no child's drawing is absolutely spontaneous and independent of external stimulus and guidance.

But it was not necessary for him to enquire how strict, or how apparently long, was to be his confinement.

How strict a Guard then ought the true Satyrist to set upon his private Passions!

"According to English ideas it seemed strict, of course," the other said persuasively, so that he went on.


On this page you'll find 148 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to strict, such as: draconian, exacting, harsh, rigid, rigorous, and scrupulous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.