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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inflexible)
a. estricto
Our father was very strict and wouldn't let us go out during the week.Nuestro padre era muy estricto y no nos dejaba salir entre semana.
b. severo
I had a very strict upbringing.Me educaron de forma muy severa.
2. (stringent)
a. estricto
He's following a strict diet to lose some weight.Sigue una dieta estricta para perder peso.
b. riguroso
The state exercises strict control over the media in this country.En este país, el estado ejerce un control riguroso sobre los medios de comunicación.
3. (precise)
a. estricto
Can you speak of miracles in a strict sense of the word?¿Se puede hablar de milagros en el sentido estricto de la palabra?
4. (complete)
a. absoluto
All clients' identities will be held in strict confidentiality.Se mantendrá la identidad de todos los clientes en absoluta confidencialidad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, instruction, discipline)
a. estricto(a)
strict moralsmoral estricta
a strict Moslemun musulmán ortodoxo
2. (meaning, minimum)
a. estricto(a)
in strictest confidenceen el más riguroso secreto
strict [strɪkt]
stricter (comparative)strictest (superlative)
1 (stern, severe) [+person, discipline] estricto; severo
her strict upbringing la educación estricta or rigurosa que recibió; to be strict with sb ser estricto or severo con algn
She was very strict with the children...
2 (stringent) [+rules] estricto; [+control] estricto; riguroso; [+limit] riguroso; [+security measures] riguroso; estricto; [+orders] tajante; terminante; estricto
to be under strict orders (not) to do sth tener órdenes estrictas de (no) hacer algo
US soldiers were under strict [orders] not to intervene in any way a strict time limit
3 (precise) [+meaning] estricto
in strict order of precedence por riguroso or estricto orden de precedencia; in the strict sense of the word en el sentido estricto de la palabra
4 (absolute) [+secrecy] absoluto
I told you that in strict confidence te lo dije con la más absoluta reserva; all your replies will be treated in the strictest confidence todas las respuestas serán tratadas con la reserva más absoluta
You can talk in strict confidence to our counsellors
strict liability (Jur) responsabilidad (f) absoluta
5 (rigorous) [+Methodist] estricto; [+vegetarian, diet] estricto; riguroso; [+hygiene] absoluto
I'm a strict teetotaller soy estrictamente or rigurosamente abstemio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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