What is the opposite of lenient?

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Opposite of tolerant of deviation
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Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
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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!”
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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.”
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Opposite of relaxed and tolerant in attitude or manner
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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 open-minded
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Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
“The impatient man lost it and started shrieking after getting fed up with the bus that was always late.”
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Opposite of favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
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Opposite of willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
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Opposite of open or liberal-minded
“His significantly narrow view of the world is certainly cause for concern.”
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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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