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Strict vs. Lenient

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Strictadjective

Strained; drawn close; tight.

‘strict embrace’; ‘strict ligature’;

Lenientadjective

Lax; not strict; tolerant of dissent or deviation

‘The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion.’;

Strictadjective

Tense; not relaxed.

‘strict fiber’;

Lenientnoun

(medicine) A lenitive; an emollient.

Strictadjective

Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.

‘to keep strict watch’; ‘to pay strict attention’;

Lenientadjective

Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; - sometimes followed by of.

‘O relax the fibers, are lenient, balsamic.’; ‘Time, that on all things lays his lenient hand.’;

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Strictadjective

Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.

‘very strict in observing the Sabbath’;

Lenientadjective

Mild; clement; merciful; not rigorous or severe; as, a lenient disposition; a lenient judge or sentence.

Strictadjective

Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.

‘to understand words in a strict sense’;

Lenientnoun

A lenitive; an emollient.

Strictadjective

(botany) Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

Lenientadjective

tolerant or lenient;

‘indulgent parents risk spoiling their children’; ‘procedures are lax and discipline is weak’; ‘too soft on the children’;

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Strictadjective

Severe in discipline.

‘Our teacher was always very strict. If we didn't behave, we would get punished.’; ‘It was a very strict lesson.’;

Lenientadjective

not strict;

‘an easy teacher’; ‘easy standards’; ‘lenient rules’;

Strictadjective

Irreflexive; if the described object is defined to be reflexive, that condition is overridden and replaced with irreflexive.

Lenientadjective

characterized by tolerance and mercy

Strictadjective

Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.

Strictadjective

Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.

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Strictadjective

Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.

‘It shall be still in strictest measure.’;

Strictadjective

Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.

Strictadjective

Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.

Strictadjective

Upright, or straight and narrow; - said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

‘And rules as strict his labored work confine,As if the Stagirite o'erlooked each line.’; ‘Soon moved with touch of blame, thus Eve: -"What words have passed thy lips, Adam severe!"’;

Strictadjective

(of rules) stringently enforced;

‘hard-and-fast rules’;

Strictadjective

rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard;

‘rigorous application of the law’; ‘a strict vegetarian’;

Strictadjective

incapable of compromise or flexibility

Strictadjective

not indulgent;

‘strict parents’;

Strictadjective

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;

‘a parent severe to the pitch of hostility’; ‘a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien’; ‘a strict disciplinarian’; ‘a Spartan upbringing’;

Strictadjective

severe and unremitting in making demands;

‘an exacting instructor’; ‘a stern disciplinarian’; ‘strict standards’;

Strictadjective

demanding that rules concerning behaviour are obeyed and observed

‘a strict upbringing’; ‘my father was very strict’;

Strictadjective

(of a rule or discipline) demanding total obedience or observance; rigidly enforced

‘civil servants are bound by strict rules on secrecy’;

Strictadjective

(of a person) following rules or beliefs exactly

‘a strict vegetarian’;

Strictadjective

exact in correspondence or adherence to something; not allowing or admitting deviation or relaxation

‘a strict interpretation of the law’;

Strict

In mathematical writing, the term strict refers to the property of excluding equality and equivalence and often occurs in the context of inequality and monotonic functions. It is often attached to a technical term to indicate that the exclusive meaning of the term is to be understood.

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