Translation of strict in Spanish:


estricto, adj.

Pronunciation: /strɪkt//strɪkt/


  • 1

    • 1.1(severe)

      (education/discipline) estricto
      (discipline/education) severo
      (discipline/education) riguroso
      (teacher) estricto
      (teacher) severo
      to be strict with sb ser estricto / severo con algn
      • It was a strict upbringing in which rules were sacrosanct, orders were obeyed without question and everyone knew their place.
      • Later a delegation demanded strict action from chief minister and state home minister.
      • Nowadays, strict regulations are enforced, banning any type of fishing in the immediate area.
      • The foreign mujahideen still in Jolan imposed strict Islamic codes of behavior on the neighborhood.
      • In the past our society imposed very strict codes of behavior, biased especially against women.
      • The days of white starched aprons and strict matrons were relived when former nurse cadets staged a reunion.
      • The councils are concerned that the strict rules which safeguard the public purse and which the councils themselves have to follow are not in place.
      • The boys had obviously gotten a pretty strict upbringing both at home and at school.
      • My parents were strict, and at the time I didn't agree with everything they did.
      • The military has strict codes of behaviour and specific challenges.
      • He was strict, almost Puritan in his religious beliefs, and passionate about protecting the country from Catholic threat.
      • One parent is too strict with the children, the other too easy-going.
      • We treat this as a matter of the utmost importance, since we have a comprehensive, strict and unbending set of standards to miss.
      • Buddhist monks observe a strict code of conduct in order to discipline the body and mind.
      • Families are expected to sign up for a strict behaviour code, including no returning drunk late at night or noisiness.
      • His voice was hard and harsh, strict and stern, sad and happy all at the same time.
      • But we are concerned about the strict time limits which we believe apply in this case.
      • He was a strict and severe man but with no political ambitions.
      • The years passed, and the king remained distant and strict, his land cold and harsh.
      • Free from the strict discipline of military training, she threw herself into university life with abandon.
      • I was also concerned about how scarily strict the authorities down here are on drug use.
      • Her own domestic science lessons had been conducted by a very strict teacher.
      • This logic was embraced by both anarchists and populists, and imposed a number of strict conditions on the behaviour of terrorists.
      • I had a strict Islamic upbringing but I was also spoilt with many presents and toys as a young boy.
      • Luther had experienced an extremely strict and harsh childhood with little love or security.
      • Most people try to put at least some distance between them and their parents, particularly if they've undergone a strict upbringing.
      • I glanced at Kristy but didn't get a chance to ask her if the Coach always looked that serious and strict.
      • Even though his parents were very strict, he learned to stick to his decisions even if his parents disagreed.
      • He said it was caused by a minority who could not get into the club, which operates a strict dress and behaviour code.
      • However, in Europe too, there are strict rules about behaviour on the slopes.
      • When I was a kid I read books in the strangest of places, and under the cover reading was a good idea back in the days when parents were strict about bedtime.
      • During the Victorian lesson, Ms Roberts had the pupils reciting prayers by rote and kept the classroom atmosphere strict and formal.
      • James Sette's mother may well have had a strict and difficult upbringing, but at least she survived to have a life.
      • All parties were supposed to be observing a strict media blackout.
      • Enforcing strict rules is the only option available for any vital change in our civic sense.
      • Spitting in and littering of public places can be stopped by enforcing strict rules as well as fines and punishments.
      • They were taught by Pythagoras himself and obeyed strict rules.
      • The government operated a strict code of behaviour, with hefty fines for anyone caught littering public places.
      • They also passed strict behavioral screenings and were picked from 200 candidates.
      • In addition to the lack of data, a strict code of silence concerning homosexual priests has been imposed.

    • 1.2(rigorous)

      (vegetarian) estricto
      (vegetarian) riguroso
      she's a strict adherent to the rules se adhiere estrictamente a las normas
      • As I've said elsewhere, I'm quite strict in how I go about watching horror films.
      • Ateeq's close friend Saud Pervez met and fell in love with Shahida Younis, a young woman who had been brought up a strict Muslim.
      • And it is hard to argue with such a position if we agree that ‘very strict Muslims’ also have rights.
      • Hence the ultra strict formalist can never be sure that all of maths doesn't collapse.
      • People still have to learn why and how to support these strict followers of the Buddha.
      • In spite of being a strict Muslim, she did not limit me to the Arabic schools, but sent me to a Catholic school.
      • And certainly a strict believer in the rule of law like this Supreme Court Justice would agree.
      • Now I am a strict follower of this rule about no corporal punishment whatsoever.
      • And more to the point, I'm very strict about going Dutch, so that's even more money.
      • And basic human empathy for anyone who isn't a strict member of their tribe is in short supply.
      • But many resistance fighters are not strict Muslims, and do not pray.

  • 2

    • 2.1(exact, precise)

      in strict order of arrival por riguroso / estricto orden de llegada
      • in the strict sense of the word en el sentido estricto / riguroso de la palabra
      • By strict adherence to this schedule, he has been a successful, if tired, bigamist for three years.
      • It is obviously impossible to love all men in any strict and true sense.
      • Successful treatment requires strict adherence to directions for application.
      • The Swazi demand strict adherence to rules concerned with kinship and political hierarchy.
      • This group is unwavering in its strict literal interpretation of the Bible.
      • Although males may avoid each other on a temporal scale, this behavior is not strict territoriality.
      • Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset.
      • Cham observe a fairly strict division of labor, with women caring for children and the household.
      • Reports that oil has never been higher priced are true in a strict sense, but they are heavily biased and not really accurate.
      • Extra marks are awarded for neatness, good spelling and strict adherence to the curriculum.
      • They demand a strict demarcation between police duties and intelligence duties.
      • We want strict adherence to the Constitution as was intended by the founding fathers.
      • Insiders in the strict sense are those connected with a company.
      • Under a ‘stability pact’ they must maintain adherence to strict controls once they are in the system.
      • Due to its strict adherence to purity, learning Dhrupad is very difficult.
      • The second deficiency is concerned with the overly strict definition of selective neutrality.
      • The findings indicate that there are barriers to the care when patients are dying, including the strict adherence to hospital routine.
      • It turned out my concerns about strict rule interpretation were unfounded.
      • While true in a strict sense, the fallacy is that most of the assumptions necessary for this argument to be true are not realistic.
      • The strict reserve area of the Bialowieza forest has been a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979.

    • 2.2(complete)

      in strictest secrecy en el más absoluto secreto
      • reply in the strictest confidence se garantiza absoluta reserva