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strict is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of strict in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… 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.

strict frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word strict occurs in english on average 13.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics strict can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that strict can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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