strictly

  • 1 Strictly — Strict ly, adv. In a strict manner; closely; precisely. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 strictly — index faithfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 strictly — (adv.) late 15c., from STRICT (Cf. strict) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …

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  • 4 strictly — strict|ly [ strıktli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a strict way: The children were brought up very strictly. strictly enforced laws 2. ) used for emphasizing that something is exactly or only a particular type of thing: It s a strictly neutral organization …

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  • 5 strictly — strict|ly [ˈstrıktli] adv 1.) in a way that must be obeyed ▪ Alcohol is strictly forbidden on school premises. ▪ The ban on hunting is not strictly enforced . 2.) exactly and completely ▪ That isn t strictly true. 3.) strictly speaking used to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 strictly — adverb 1 exactly and completely: That isn t strictly true. 2 strictly speaking used when you are using words or explaining rules in an exact and correct way: Strictly speaking, spiders are not insects, although most people think they are. 3 only… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 strictly */*/ — UK [ˈstrɪk(t)lɪ] / US adverb 1) in a strict way The children were brought up very strictly. strictly enforced laws 2) used for emphasizing that something is exactly or only a particular type of thing It s a strictly neutral organization. That s… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 strictly — [ˈstrɪk(t)li] adv 1) in a strict way strictly enforced laws[/ex] 2) completely It s a strictly neutral organization.[/ex] That s not strictly true.[/ex] • strictly speaking used for showing that you are trying to be accurate, or trying to follow… …

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  • 9 strictly — adverb a) In a strict manner. He adhered strictly to the diet his doctor prescribed. b) In a narrow or limited sense. That term refers strictly to smaller birds. See Also: strictly proper …

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  • 10 strictly — [[t]strɪ̱ktli[/t]] ADV: ADV group (emphasis) You use strictly to emphasize that something is of one particular type, or intended for one particular thing or person, rather than any other. He seemed fond of her in a strictly professional way...… …

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  • 11 strictly — /strikt lee/, adv. 1. in a strict manner; rigorously; stringently: strictly enforced. 2. precisely or candidly; factually: strictly speaking. [1480 90; STRICT + LY] * * * …

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  • 12 strictly — adv. Strictly is used with these adjectives: ↑academic, ↑accurate, ↑businesslike, ↑chronological, ↑comparable, ↑confidential, ↑correct, ↑factual, ↑formal, ↑hierarchical, ↑illegal, ↑ …

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  • 13 strictly — adv. 1 in a strict manner. 2 (also strictly speaking) applying words in their strict sense (he is, strictly, an absconder). 3 esp. US colloq. definitely …

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  • 14 strictly — adverb 1》 in a strict way. 2》 with exact or rigid application of words or rules: coconut is not strictly a spice.     ↘with no exceptions; completely or absolutely.     ↘no more than; purely …

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  • 15 strictly — strict ► ADJECTIVE 1) demanding that rules concerning behaviour are obeyed. 2) (of a rule) demanding total compliance; rigidly enforced. 3) following rules or beliefs exactly. 4) not allowing deviation or relaxation. DERIVATIVES strictly adverb… …

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  • 16 strictly — adverb see strict …

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  • 17 strictly — Synonyms and related words: absolutely, accurately, austerely, conscientiously, dead, definitely, directly, even, exactingly, exactly, expressly, exquisitely, faithfully, fussily, grimly, harshly, in all respects, in detail, in every respect,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 strictly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. rigidly, rigorously, stringently; see surely …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 strictly — strict·ly || strɪktlɪ adv. severely, harshly; literally; explicitly, exactly; absolutely, completely …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 strictly — strict·ly …

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