Definition of strictness in US English:

strictness

noun

  • The quality or condition of being strict.

    ‘the strictness of his upbringing’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her high spirits and love of life were so different from Mimi's strictness and rigidity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet when no discrimination is in question she forgoes strictness, and gives both race and diversity constitutional stature.’
    severity, harshness, rigidity, rigidness, stringency, rigorousness, austerity
    precision, preciseness, accuracy, exactness, exactitude, correctness, faithfulness, closeness, correspondence
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Pronunciation

strictness

/ˈstriktnəs//ˈstrɪktnəs/