- stringent character or condition: the stringency of poverty.
- strictness; closeness; rigor: the stringency of school discipline.
- tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market.
Origin of stringency
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Related Words for stringenciesharshness, strictness, toughness, sternness, sharpness, cruelty, acerbity, rigor, austerity, grimness, hardness, rigidity, unkindness
Examples from the Web for stringencies
Historical Examples of stringencies
Not that stringencies upon the Press please me—no, nor arrests and imprisonments.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
But I am wandering from the point, just as I yearn to wander from all the stringencies of life this summer.The Garden, You, and I
Mabel Osgood Wright
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper