rigorous, stringent, tight(adj)
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
"rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
Strict; binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe
They have stringent quality requirements outlining what is acceptable.
Origin: From stringens, stringentem, from stringō.
binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules
Origin: [L. stringens, -entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See Strain.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strin′jent, adj. binding strongly: urgent.—n. Strin′gency, state or quality of being stringent: severe pressure.—advs. Stringen′do (mus.) hastening the time; Strin′gently, in a stringent manner.—n. Strin′gentness. [L. stringens, -entis, pr.p. of stringĕre.]
The numerical value of stringent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of stringent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent.
The bottom line is that S&P used criteria that (were) less stringent but lied to investors about it.
This ... suggests to me that this (compliance system) will be less stringent than the Kyoto Protocol.
I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
The bill's requirements could force agencies to make decisions based on incomplete information or information that may not be available, including potential environmental and community impacts of the proposed pipelines, within the stringent deadlines, and to deny applications that otherwise would have been approved, but for lack of sufficient review time.
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