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Meaning of STRINGENT

Pronunciation:  'strinjunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
 

STRINGENT is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: demanding, rigorous, tight
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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