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“… my parents are supremely strict so I you …”

meanings of strict


  1. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously particular.
  2. Irreflexive; if the described object is defined to be reflexive, that condition is overridden and replaced with irreflexive.
  3. Severe in discipline.
  4. Tense; not relaxed.
  5. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous. very strict in observing the Sabbath.
  6. Strained; drawn close; tight.
  7. Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
  8. Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.