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stringent

[strin-juh nt] /ˈstrɪn dʒənt/
adjective
1.
rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe:
stringent laws.
2.
compelling, constraining, or urgent:
stringent necessity.
3.
convincing or forcible:
stringent arguments.
4.
(of the money market) characterized by a shortage in money for loan or investment purposes; tight.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin stringent- (stem of stringēns), present participle of stringere to draw tight; see -ent
Related forms
stringently, adverb
nonstringent, adjective
unstringent, adjective
unstringently, adverb
Synonyms
1. restrictive. See strict. 3. forceful, powerful, effective.
Antonyms
1. flexible.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonstringent

stringent

/ˈstrɪndʒənt/
adjective
1.
requiring strict attention to rules, procedure, detail, etc
2.
(finance) characterized by or causing a shortage of credit, loan capital, etc
Derived Forms
stringency, noun
stringently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin stringere to bind
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Word Origin and History for nonstringent

stringent

adj.

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.

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