Stringent meaning

strĭn'jənt
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.

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Imposing rigorous standards of performance; severe.

Stringent safety measures.

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Tight in loan or investment money.

A stringent money market.

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Compelling; convincing.

Stringent reason.

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Strict; binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe.

They have stringent quality requirements outlining what is acceptable.

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Constricted; tight.

Operating under a stringent time limit.

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Characterized by scarcity of money, credit restrictions, or other financial strain.

Stringent economic policies.

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Rigidly controlled, enforced, etc.; strict; severe.
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Origin of stringent

  • Latin stringēns stringent- present participle of stringere to draw tight streig- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin stringens, stringentem, from stringō.
    From Wiktionary