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 noble and generous in spirit
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Opposite of relaxed and tolerant in attitude or manner
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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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Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation for the feelings of others
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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 showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that one does not necessarily agree with
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Opposite of of, or pertaining to, an amicable, kindly disposition
“You are a bad-tempered, petulant and irritable man lacking in your professional duties to your patients.”
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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 willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
“She refuses to learn her place, is defiant to the Queen and gives herself airs of being the grand lady!”
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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 accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
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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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