chumradik

Alternative Spellings

humradik, chumredik, chumradike

Definitions

  • stringent, used to imply that a person is making the most strict halachic ruling, or follows additional restrictions in his or her practice

Example Sentences

  • 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

Etymology

Hebrew/Aramaic חומרא 'stringency,' with Yiddish adjectival ending דיק- -dik

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America, Great Britain

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The Yiddish-type -e suffix is used when the adjective precedes the noun it modifies (attributive). Cf. machmir (מחמיר)

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