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Strict vs. Lenient — What's the Difference?

Strict vs. Lenient — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Strict and Lenient

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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.

Lenient

Inclined not to be harsh or strict; merciful or indulgent
Lenient parents.

Strict

Demanding that rules concerning behaviour are obeyed and observed
A strict upbringing
My father was very strict

Lenient

Not harsh or strict; merciful or generous
Lenient rules.

Strict

(of a person) following rules or beliefs exactly
A strict vegetarian
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Lenient

Lax; not strict; tolerant of dissent or deviation
The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion.

Strict

Exact in correspondence or adherence to something; not allowing or admitting deviation or relaxation
A strict interpretation of the law

Lenient

(medicine) A lenitive; an emollient.

Strict

Rigorous in the imposition of discipline
A strict parent.

Lenient

Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; - sometimes followed by of.
O relax the fibers, are lenient, balsamic.
Time, that on all things lays his lenient hand.

Strict

Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition
A strict vegetarian.

Lenient

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

Strict

Requiring close observance or demanding in expectations
Strict standards.

Lenient

A lenitive; an emollient.

Strict

Carefully maintained or observed
Strict silence.
Strict loyalty.

Lenient

Tolerant or lenient;
Indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
Procedures are lax and discipline is weak
Too soft on the children

Strict

Not loose or vague; exact or precise
A strict definition.

Lenient

Not strict;
An easy teacher
Easy standards
Lenient rules

Strict

(Botany) Stiff, narrow, and upright.

Lenient

Characterized by tolerance and mercy

Strict

Strained; drawn close; tight.
Strict embrace
Strict ligature

Strict

Tense; not relaxed.
Strict fiber

Strict

Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously particular.
To keep strict watch
To pay strict attention

Strict

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

Strict

Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.
To understand words in a strict sense

Strict

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

Strict

Severe in discipline.
Our teacher was always very strict. If we didn't behave, we would get punished.
It was a very strict lesson.

Strict

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

Strict

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

Strict

Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.

Strict

Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.
It shall be still in strictest measure.

Strict

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

Strict

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

Strict

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!"

Strict

(of rules) stringently enforced;
Hard-and-fast rules

Strict

Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard;
Rigorous application of the law
A strict vegetarian

Strict

Incapable of compromise or flexibility

Strict

Not indulgent;
Strict parents

Strict

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

Strict

Severe and unremitting in making demands;
An exacting instructor
A stern disciplinarian
Strict standards

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