- rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe: stringent laws.
- compelling, constraining, or urgent: stringent necessity.
- convincing or forcible: stringent arguments.
- (of the money market) characterized by a shortage in money for loan or investment purposes; tight.
Origin of stringent
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Examples from the Web for stringently
Faithfully and stringently carried out, it might have saved the South.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
T. C. DeLeon
The prohibition was stringently, indeed at one time, ruthlessly, enforced.The Light of Scarthey
The elk are in danger of becoming extinct if they are not stringently guarded.Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
Contrary to wont, the ban against Spinoza was stringently enforced, to keep young people from his heresies.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
All admit that the unfair competitive methods described in an earlier part of this chapter should be stringently prohibited.Distributive Justice
John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
- requiring strict attention to rules, procedure, detail, etc
- finance characterized by or causing a shortage of credit, loan capital, etc
Word Origin and History for stringently
c.1600, "astringent," especially with reference to taste, from Latin stringentem (nominative stringens), present participle of stringere "to compress, contract, bind or draw tight" (see strain). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846.