What is the opposite of lax?

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Adjective
Opposite of not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful
Adjective
Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
Adjective
Opposite of not fixed in place tightly or firmly
Adjective
Opposite of requiring or involving very little or no effort
“It was a difficult task because of the depth of the minefields.”
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Opposite of an absence of stress or worry
“Even inside, door locked and security system activated, she was tense.”
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 failing to take proper care over something
“He carries out his work in the most meticulous and attentive manner.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that one does not necessarily agree with
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of slow to act
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
(of activity) Opposite of sluggish or slow-moving
“The office and its staff always seem very lively when Friday rolls around.”
Adjective
Opposite of irresponsible or negligent in behavior
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Opposite of non-interventionist
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(of a punishment) Opposite of lenient in nature
“He received a harsh sentence for his crime as he was a repeat offender.”
Adjective
Opposite of open-minded
Adjective
Opposite of having or characterized by many transient sexual relationships
Adjective
Opposite of done or acting in an indifferent or apathetic manner
“He displays a passionate disposition to saving endangered wildlife.”
Adjective
(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.”
Adjective
Opposite of laid back and unhurried
“The frenetic action and strategic nuances of this sport make it exhilarating, yet fascinating.”
Adjective
Opposite of favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
Adjective
Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Noun
Opposite of a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by frequent and very fluid or watery bowel movements
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