Definitions for stringentˈstrɪn dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

strin•gentˈstrɪn dʒənt(adj.)

  1. rigorously binding or exacting; strict:

    stringent laws.

  2. compelling; urgent:

    stringent necessity.

  3. convincing; forcible:

    stringent arguments.

  4. (of the money market) making little money available for loans or investments.

    Category: Business

Origin of stringent:

1595–1605; < L stringent-, s. of stringēns, prp. of stringere to draw tight


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, stringent, tight(adj)

    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stringent(adjective)ˈstrɪn dʒənt

    having to be obeyed; strictly controlled

    the stringent quality requirements for our products; stringent security; a stringently regulated industry


  1. stringent(Adjective)

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

    They have stringent quality requirements outlining what is acceptable.

  2. Origin: From stringens, stringentem, from stringō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stringent(adj)

    binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules

Anagrams of stringent

  1. string-net

Translations for stringent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced

There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets.

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