Meaning of “strict” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /strɪkt/

B1 A strict person makes sure that children or people working for them behave well and does not allow them to break any rules:

a strict teacher
My parents were very strict with us.

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B2 If a rule, law, etc is strict, it must be obeyed:

She gave me strict instructions to be there by ten.
BEHAVIOUR [ always before noun ]

B2 always behaving in a particular way because of your beliefs:

a strict Muslim

exactly correct:

a strict translation of a text

(Definition of “strict” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)