[ strin-juh n-see ]
/ ˈstrɪn dʒən si /
noun, plural strin·gen·cies.
stringent character or condition: the stringency of poverty.
strictness; closeness; rigor: the stringency of school discipline.
tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market.
harshness, strictness, toughness, sternness, sharpness, cruelty, acerbity, rigor, austerity, grimness, hardness, rigidity, unkindness
- string variable,
- stringed instrument,
- stringer bead
Origin of stringency
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Examples from the Web for stringencies
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
Not that stringencies upon the Press please me—no, nor arrests and imprisonments.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II|Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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