humradik, chumredik, chumradike
- stringent, used to imply that a person is making the most strict halachic ruling, or follows additional restrictions in his or her practice
- The posek is really humradik. He ruled that we need separate glassware for milk and meat.
- "The recent chumradike geirus policies have done more to push away yidden than the so-called kiruv has helped." (vosizneias.com)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish
Hebrew/Aramaic חומרא 'stringency,' with Yiddish adjectival ending דיק- -dik
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
North America, Great Britain
The Yiddish-type -e suffix is used when the adjective precedes the noun it modifies (attributive). Cf. machmir (מחמיר)
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