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What is the opposite of lax?

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Opposite of not sufficiently paying enough heed or care
Opposite of not fixed in place tightly or firmly
Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
Opposite of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
Opposite of produced or carried out in a hasty or perfunctory manner
Opposite of requiring or involving very little or no effort
“It was a difficult task because of the depth of the minefields.”
Opposite of an absence of stress or worry
“Even inside, door locked and security system activated, she was tense.”
Opposite of slow to move or act
(strict) 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!”
(interventionist) Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
Opposite of tolerant or accepting of the views or opinions of others
Opposite of not showing a proper sense of care or responsibility
“I consider us to be responsible people because we fill our recycling box to capacity every week, and put it out for collection.”
Opposite of having or characterized by libidinously loose morals
“A good night kiss, as chaste and as innocent as it could be, just seemed the fitting response to that sensitivity.”
(of activity) Opposite of sluggish or slow-moving
“The office and its staff always seem very lively when Friday rolls around.”
Opposite of irresponsible or negligent in behavior
(of a punishment) Opposite of lenient in nature
“He received a harsh sentence for his crime as he was a repeat offender.”
Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He displays a passionate disposition to saving endangered wildlife.”
(of a garment) Opposite of not fitting tightly or closely
“She looks down, the tight dress suddenly strangling her like a boa constrictor, keeping her from taking a deep breath.”
Opposite of laid-back and relaxed in nature
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Opposite of a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by frequent and very fluid or watery bowel movements
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