Strict vs Strick - What's the difference?

strict | strick |

As an adjective strict

is strained; drawn close; tight.

As a noun strick is

a flat piece of wood used for levelling off grain in a measure; a strickle.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Strained; drawn close; tight.
  • strict embrace
    strict ligature
  • Tense; not relaxed.
  • strict fiber
  • Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.
  • to keep strict watch
    to pay strict attention
  • Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
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    very strict in observing the Sabbath
  • Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.
  • to understand words in a strict sense
  • (botany) Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
  • Severe in discipline.
  • Usage notes

    * Stricter'' and ''strictest'' are the grammatically correct forms for the comparative and superlative though outside UK ''more strict'' and ''most strict are more often used.


    * lenient * lax * permissive




    (en noun)
  • A flat piece of wood used for levelling off grain in a measure; a strickle.
  • A bushel measure.
  • A bunch of hackled flax prepared for drawing into slivers.
  • (Knight)