Synonyms of strict in English:

strict


See definition of strict

adjective

1‘a strict interpretation of the new law’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

imprecise, loose

2‘strict controls on public spending’

SYNONYMS

stringent, rigorous, severe, harsh, hard, rigid, tough, extreme

ANTONYMS

liberal

3‘their parents were too strict’

SYNONYMS

stern, severe, harsh, uncompromising, authoritarian, firm, austere, illiberal, inflexible, unyielding, unbending, no-nonsense

NZ Australian informal solid

ANTONYMS

lenient

4‘the information will be treated in strict confidence’

SYNONYMS

absolute, utter, complete, total, perfect

5‘her father was a strict Roman Catholic’

SYNONYMS

orthodox, fundamentalist, conservative, traditional

devout, conscientious, true, religious

ANTONYMS

moderate, liberal