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 stringÅ.