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The quality or condition of being strict.‘the strictness of his upbringing’
severity, harshness, rigidity, rigidness, stringency, rigorousness, austerityprecision, preciseness, accuracy, exactness, exactitude, correctness, faithfulness, closeness, correspondenceView synonyms
- ‘Yet when no discrimination is in question she forgoes strictness, and gives both race and diversity constitutional stature.’
- ‘The commander stands for the general's qualities of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage, and strictness.’
- ‘To a lesser extent they blamed adverse family factors and the strictness of the school regime.’
- ‘In strictness the answer on both points must be in the negative. The Constitution of the U. S. forbids everything like an establishment of a national religion.’
- ‘Her high spirits and love of life were so different from Mimi's strictness and rigidity.’
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