stricture :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words


strik cher

  • n  abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
  • n  severe criticism

  • In the past, the banks had an ironclad rule against rescheduling loans and an equally tough stricture against lending out more funds at any time than its entire capital plus reserves.
  • The most basic stricture of House ethics guidelines gives the ethics committee leeway to act or not act in almost any case.
  • In the face of Romney's averred reluctance, Nixon remained silent under the stricture of his self-imposed moratorium on political activity.

  • Patricia Nelson Limerick in Rocky Mountain News
    There are these episodes in American history where the traditional party stricture just ceases to make sense,Limerick said. "There certainly are some signs and symptoms of it this year. I'm somewhat of a regional chauvinist in thinking...
  • John Howard in Sydney Morning Herald
    It's like somebody saying to Mozart, 'You really have to appeal to the people in the bars, singing the drinking songs - it's no use for you to just keep writing about your countesses.' No culture has ever had this stricture before. Artists were... Mike Nichols The Times Feb 16, 2008 95347 126659 stricture Speaking after arriving in Nigeria for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Mr Howard said: I'm just making it very clear that I think that those sort of things should be kept out of the political arena. But that stricture applies as much...

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.