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What is the opposite of lenient?

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Adjective
Opposite of tolerant of deviation
Adjective
Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a considerate or kindly disposition
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“He was a rough man who was prone to obscenities and bad behavior.”
Adjective
Opposite of noble and generous in spirit
Adjective
Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
“You will abide by my strict rules to maintain absolute cleanliness and hygiene in my household!”
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
Adjective
Opposite of tolerant or accepting of the views or opinions of others
Adjective
Opposite of not harsh or abrasive to the senses
Adjective
Opposite of having a gentle, mild or patient nature or character
Adjective
Opposite of willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
“She refuses to learn her place, is defiant to the Queen and gives herself airs of being the grand lady!”
Adjective
Opposite of open or liberal-minded
“His significantly narrow view of the world is certainly cause for concern.”
Adjective
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by moderate behavior not given to excesses
“He unleashed on them a torrent of abuse that was unrestrained and unwarranted.”
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