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Stringent definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRINGENT, for astringent, binding, is not in use.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures" [syn: rigorous, stringent, tight]

Merriam Webster's

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 rigid stringently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 (of rules etc.) strict, precise; requiring exact performance; leaving no loophole or discretion. 2 (of a money market etc.) tight; hampered by scarcity; unaccommodating; hard to operate in. Derivatives: stringency n. stringently adv. Etymology: L stringere draw tight

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a more stringent code of procedure. --Macaulay. -- Strin"gent*ly, adv. -- Strin"gent*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Stringent laws, rules, or conditions are very severe or are strictly controlled. (FORMAL) He announced that there would be more stringent controls on the possession of weapons... Its drug-testing procedures are the most stringent in the world. ADJ stringently He is determined to see the Act enforced more stringently. ADV: ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Binding, contracting. 2. Strict, rigid, severe, rigorous.

Moby Thesaurus

Spartan, Spartanic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, astringent, austere, authoritarian, binding, biting, bitter, bleak, caustic, confining, cutting, demanding, double-edged, dour, draconian, drawing, edged, escharotic, exacting, exigent, fierce, grim, hard, harsh, incisive, inclement, ironhanded, keen, meticulous, mordacious, mordant, penetrating, piercing, poignant, rigorist, rigorous, rough, rugged, scathing, severe, sharp, stabbing, stern, stinging, strict, strident, tart, tough, trenchant, ungentle, unsparing, vehement, violent, virulent, vitriolic



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