One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a strict interpretation of the new law’
precise, exact, literal, close, faithful, true, accurate, unerring, scrupulous, careful, meticulous, rigorous, stringent
conscientious, punctilious, painstaking, thorough
informal spot on, on the mark, on the beam, on the nail, on the button
2‘strict controls on public spending’
stringent, rigorous, severe, harsh, hard, rigid, tough, extreme
3‘their parents were too strict’
stern, severe, harsh, uncompromising, authoritarian, firm, austere, illiberal, inflexible, unyielding, unbending, no-nonsense
NZ Australian informal solid
4‘the information will be treated in strict confidence’
absolute, utter, complete, total, perfect
5‘her father was a strict Roman Catholic’
orthodox, fundamentalist, conservative, traditional
devout, conscientious, true, religious
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