Stringent Definition

Imposing rigorous standards of performance; severe.
Stringent safety measures.
American Heritage
Rigidly controlled, enforced, etc.; strict; severe.
Webster's New World
Constricted; tight.
Operating under a stringent time limit.
American Heritage
Tight in loan or investment money.
A stringent money market.
Webster's New World
Compelling; convincing.
Stringent reason.
Webster's New World

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

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