1 abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway [syn: stenosis]
2 severe criticism
- Rhymes: -ɪktʃə(r)
- In the context of "usually in plural": A rule restricting behaviour or
- For them, parity is less an ultimate goal than a transitory and permissive springboard for testing Western resolve and pursuing whatever additional accretions of strategic power the strictures of SALT and American tolerance will allow.
- A sternly critical remark or review.
- Abnormal narrowing of a canal or duct in the body.
Stricture may refer to:
abbreviation, adverse criticism, anathema, animadversion, arraignment, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, aspersion, astriction, astringency, bad notices, bad press, blame, blockage, blocking, bottleneck, captiousness, carping, castigation, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, cervix, check, circumscription, clogging, closing up, closure, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condemnation, condensation, consolidation, constraint, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, cramp, criticism, curtailment, damnation, decrease, decrial, delay, denouncement, denunciation, detainment, detention, deterrent, diminuendo, exception, excoriation, faultfinding, fixation, flak, flaying, foot-dragging, fulmination, fustigation, hairsplitting, hampering, hindering, hindrance, hit, holdback, holdup, home thrust, hostile criticism, hourglass, hourglass figure, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, impeachment, impediment, imputation, indictment, inhibition, interdiction, interference, interruption, isthmus, knitting, knock, let, nagging, narrow place, narrowing, neck, negativism, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, nuisance value, obloquy, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, pillorying, priggishness, puckering, pursing, quibble, quibbling, rap, reduction, reflection, reprehension, repression, reproachfulness, reprobation, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, setback, shortening, skinning alive, slam, solidification, squeeze, stranglehold, stranglement, strangulation, striction, suppression, swipe, systole, taking exception, taper, tapering, trichoschistism, wasp waist, wrinkling