Word forms: strictures
1. countable noun [usu pl] You can use strictures to refer to severe criticism or disapproval of something. [formal] [+ on/against] ⇒ ...Mencken's strictures on the 1920s, with its self-righteous prohibition on alcohol and unconventional ideas. ⇒ This satirical address was a thinly disguised stricture against the doctrine of the rights of man. 2. countable noun [usu pl]
You can refer to things that limit what you can do as strictures of a particular kind. [mainly formal] ⇒ Your goals are hindered by financial strictures. ⇒ ...the power of the imagination to subdue the strictures of daily life.
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