AskDefine | Define strictness

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1 conscientious attention to rules and details [syn: stringency]
2 uncompromising resolution [syn: sternness]

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  1. The property of being strict.
    Discipline calls for a certain strictness.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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