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 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 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!”
Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation for the feelings of others
Opposite of failing to take proper care over something
“He carries out his work in the most meticulous and attentive manner.”
Opposite of showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that one does not necessarily agree with
Opposite of not easily motivated to action or work
“They were industrious by nature with a strong work ethic and a firm belief in self-sufficiency.”
Opposite of slow to act
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 loose morals
“A good night kiss, as chaste and as innocent as it could be, just seemed the fitting response to that sensitivity.”
Opposite of irresponsible or negligent in behavior
Opposite of non-interventionist
(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 unhurried
“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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