Loose and Strict


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Loose adjective – Not bound by rigid standards.
Usage example: the generally loose discipline practiced by many weekend dads

Strict is an antonym for loose in topics: indefinite, promiscuous, not tight.
Nearby Words: loosen, looseness, loosed, loosely
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Strict adjective – Following an original exactly.
Usage example: not a strict translation, because a lot of the humor is in the wordplay

Loose is an antonym for strict.
Nearby Words: strictly, strictness
Antonyms for Strict
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Things that words describes

sense loose sense strict sense
woman loose woman strict woman
organization loose organization strict organization
system loose system strict system
Other nouns: continuity, version, adherence, definition, interpretation, morals, standards.

Both words in one sentence

  • Web Video / There Will Be Brawl Depending on how strict or loose you are in deciding which ones count, there were somewhere around sixteen "___ is the killer" or "___ did it" Wild Mass Guessing threads, and not a single one of them got it.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go One episode of Night Court features a bookish and morally strict woman who turns into a beautiful and sexually loose temptress when she removes her glasses.
  • Western Animation / Sabrina: The Animated Series Shaking Her Hair Loose: When the girls turn their strict nanny into a Granola Girl, she immediately unties her hair and shakes it free.
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