Antonyms of adj strict

5 senses of strict

Sense 1
rigorous, strict -- (rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian")

INDIRECT (VIA exact) -> inexact -- (not exact)

Sense 2
hard-and-fast, strict -- ((of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules")

INDIRECT (VIA invariable) -> variable -- (liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses")

Sense 3
nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)


Sense 4
rigid, strict -- (incapable of compromise or flexibility)

INDIRECT (VIA intolerant) -> tolerant -- (showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others)

Sense 5
stern, strict, exacting -- (severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards")

INDIRECT (VIA demanding) -> undemanding -- (requiring little if any patience or effort or skill; "the pay was adequate and the job undemanding"; "simple undemanding affection"; "an undemanding boss")

Similarity of adj strict

5 senses of strict

Sense 1
rigorous, strict -- (rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian")
       => exact (vs. inexact) -- (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target")

Sense 2
hard-and-fast, strict -- ((of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules")
       => invariable (vs. variable) -- (not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy")

Sense 3
nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)
       => austere, stern -- (of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face")
       => blue (prenominal), puritanic, puritanical -- (morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior")
       => corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal -- (designed to promote discipline; "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary")
       => monkish -- (befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial)
       => renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying -- (used especially of behavior)
       => self-disciplined, self-restraining -- (used of nonindulgent persons)
       => severe, spartan -- (unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing")
          Also See-> abstemious#1

Sense 4
rigid, strict -- (incapable of compromise or flexibility)
       => intolerant (vs. tolerant) -- (unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion)

Sense 5
stern, strict, exacting -- (severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards")
       => demanding (vs. undemanding) -- (requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding")

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