(adj.) = strict ; stringent ; tight ; straitlaced [strait-laced]. Ex: This may lead to deviations from the strict and most obvious alphabetical sequence. Ex: When a library outgrows its second automated circulation system it sets stringent functional, performance and growth specifications and builds from scratch. Ex: Title indexes suffer from absence of tight terminology control. Ex: Three years later, when he was fifteen, he slipped into Rachel's bedroom and her straitlaced mother caught them petting and giggling on the side of the bed. ---- * cada vez más estricto = tightening. * en estricto secreto = tight-lipped. * en su estricto sentido = strictly speaking. * hacer las leyes más estrictas = tighten + laws. * hacer más estricto = tighten. * poco estricto = lax. * trabajar con plazos de entrega estrictos = work to + deadlines.