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ˈstrɪn dʒəntstrin·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, stringent, tightadjective

    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

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

Wiktionary

  1. stringentadjective

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

    They have stringent quality requirements outlining what is acceptable.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stringentadjective

    Binding; contracting.

    Etymology: stringens, Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stringentadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [L. stringens, -entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See Strain.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stringent

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stringent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stringent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stringent in a Sentence

  1. Michael Rawson:

    CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I think The Federal Reserve is out of control. I think what they're doing is wrong, but I think The Federal Reserve is far too stringent, and they're making a mistake, and it's not right.

  3. Ulysses S. Grant:

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.

  4. Luke Fletcher:

    China has traditionally had lower steel production costs than other steel producing regions such as Europe due to lower labor and raw material costs, the use of cheaper but more polluting induction furnaces, while not being subjected to stringent carbon pricing mechanisms, also provides cost advantage.

  5. Jordi Julvez:

    I think that in general people should follow the current recommendations, nevertheless this study pointed out that maybe some of them, particularly the American ones, should be less stringent.

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