adjective Etymology: Latin stringent-, stringens, present participle of stringere Date: 1736 1. tight, constricted 2. marked by rigor, strictness, or severity especially with regard to rule or standard <
stringent decontamination procedures
3. marked by money scarcity and credit strictness <
a stringent budget
Synonyms: see rigidstringently adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Stringent — Strin gent (str[i^]n jent), a. [L. stringens, entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See {Strain}.] Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules. [1913 Webster] They must be subject to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stringent — [strin′jənt] adj. [L stringens, prp. of stringere, to draw tight: see STRICT] 1. rigidly controlled, enforced, etc.; strict; severe ☆ 2. tight in loan or investment money [a stringent money market] 3. compelling; convincing [stringent reason]… …   English World dictionary

  • stringent — stringent:⇨folgerichtig stringent→stichhaltig …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • stringent — I adjective authoritative, binding, compelling, compulsory, despotic, dictatorial, draconian, exact, exacting, exigent, forceful, hard, harsh, inescapable, inflexible, ironhanded, precise, puritanical, rigid, rigorous, rough, stern, stiff, strait …   Law dictionary

  • stringent — Adj strikt …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • stringent — (adj.) c.1600, astringent, especially with reference to taste, from L. stringentem (nom. stringens), prp. of stringere to compress, contract, bind or draw tight (see STRAIN (Cf. strain)). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846 …   Etymology dictionary

  • stringent — *strict, *rigid, rigorous Analogous words: *severe, austere, stern: limiting, restricting, circumscribing, confining (see LIMIT vb): restraining, curbing (see RESTRAIN): exacting, oppressive, *onerous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stringent — ↑ Prestige …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • stringent — [adj] rigid, tight acrimonious, binding, brick wall*, by the book*, by the numbers*, compelling, confining, convincing, dead set on*, demanding, draconian, drawing, dyedin the wool*, exacting, forceful, hard, hardnosed*, harsh, inflexible,… …   New thesaurus

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