nonstringent

stringent

[strin-juhnt]
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; < Latin stringent- (stem of stringēns), present participle of stringere to draw tight; see -ent

stringently, adverb
nonstringent, adjective
unstringent, adjective
unstringently, adverb


1. restrictive. See strict. 3. forceful, powerful, effective.


1. flexible.
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stringent (ˈstrɪndʒənt)
 
adj
1.  requiring strict attention to rules, procedure, detail, etc
2.  finance characterized by or causing a shortage of credit, loan capital, etc
 
[C17: from Latin stringere to bind]
 
'stringency
 
n
 
'stringently
 
adv

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stringent
1605, "astringent," especially with reference to taste, from L. stringentem (nom. stringens), prp. of stringere "to compress, contract, bind or draw tight" (see strain). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846.
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