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stringent

strin·gent

stringent

 
pronunciation:
strIn jnt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: rigorous or exacting; strict.
Day care centers must maintain the stringent standards of cleanliness set by the state.The school has stringent requirements for graduation.
synonyms:
demanding, exacting, rigid, rigorous, strict
antonyms:
lax
similar words:
dour, inflexible, precise, rugged, scrupulous, unbending, uncompromising
definition 2: tight or severely limited, as in time or money.
Her stringent schedule doesn't allow much time for exercise.The city is operating on a stringent budget.
synonyms:
austere, spare, tight
similar words:
frugal, limited, meager, restricted, sparing
derivation: stringently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word stringent contains the following part:
strict, string, strain Latin root that means bind, tighten