Synonyms for strict

Synonyms for (adjective) strict

Synonyms: stern, strict, exacting

Definition: severe and unremitting in making demands

Usage: an exacting instructor; a stern disciplinarian; strict standards

Similar words: demanding

Definition: requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

Usage: found the job very demanding; a baby can be so demanding


Synonyms: rigorous, strict

Definition: rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

Usage: rigorous application of the law; a strict vegetarian

Similar words: exact

Definition: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

Usage: an exact mind; an exact copy; hit the exact center of the target


Synonyms: nonindulgent, strict

Definition: characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

Similar words: stern, austere

Definition: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

Usage: an austere expression; a stern face


Similar words: blue, puritanic, puritanical

Definition: morally rigorous and strict

Usage: the puritan work ethic; puritanic distaste for alcohol; she was anything but puritanical in her behavior


Similar words: disciplinal, disciplinary, corrective

Definition: designed to promote discipline

Usage: the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional; disciplinal measures; the mother was stern and disciplinary


Similar words: monkish

Definition: befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial


Similar words: renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying

Definition: used especially of behavior


Similar words: self-disciplined, self-restraining

Definition: used of nonindulgent persons


Similar words: severe, spartan

Definition: unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

Usage: a parent severe to the pitch of hostility- H.G.Wells; a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien; a strict disciplinarian; a Spartan upbringing


Synonyms: rigid, strict

Definition: incapable of compromise or flexibility

Similar words: intolerant

Definition: unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion


Synonyms: strict, hard-and-fast

Definition: (of rules) stringently enforced

Usage: hard-and-fast rules

Similar words: invariable

Definition: not liable to or capable of change

Usage: an invariable temperature; an invariable rule; his invariable courtesy