Definition of stringent in English:

stringent

Syllabification: strin·gent
Pronunciation: /ˈstrinjənt
 
/

adjective

(Of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting: California’s air pollution guidelines are stringent
More example sentences
  • Their produce must be processed under the most stringent conditions by well-trained staff.
  • Discourage or restrict the use of private vehicles by means of stringent conditions.
  • What the PAP's leaders were united over was that candidates must meet stringent conditions.
Synonyms
strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh, tough, tight, exacting, demanding, inflexible, hard and fast

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'compelling, convincing'): from Latin stringent- 'drawing tight', from the verb stringere.

Derivatives

stringency

noun
More example sentences
  • The Russian school is famous, notorious even, for its stringency and rigidity.
  • When I was young I tended toward Scriptural stringency, but studying Wesleyan theology loosened me up a great deal.
  • In the face of conditions of financial stringency, much of value has been achieved in that short period.

stringently

adverb
More example sentences
  • We have stringently followed all the guidelines from the Government and the Boarding Schools Association.
  • It is vital that these recycling facilities are monitored more stringently from now on.
  • Quarantine protocols will be stringently observed.

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