• adj. 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." (source)

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


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      humradik, chumredik, chumradike


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

    See also chumrah and machmir.

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