- The definition of stringent is something that is strict, precise and must be followed or listened to exactly.
An example of stringent is FDA labeling standards for drugs and food products.
- rigidly controlled, enforced, etc.; strict; severe
- ☆ tight in loan or investment money: a stringent money market
- compelling; convincing: stringent reason
Origin of stringentClassical Latin stringens, present participle of stringere, to draw tight: see strict
- Imposing rigorous standards of performance; severe: stringent safety measures.
- Constricted; tight: operating under a stringent time limit.
- Characterized by scarcity of money, credit restrictions, or other financial strain: stringent economic policies.
Origin of stringentLatin stringēns, stringent-, present participle of stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more stringent, superlative most stringent)
From Latin stringens, stringentem, from stringō.