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Wordnet 3.0


1. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
- Example: "rigorous discipline"
- Example: "tight security"
- Example: "stringent safety measures"
[syn: rigorous, stringent, tight]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stringent \Strin"gent\ (str[i^]n"jent), a. [L. stringens, -entis, p. pr. of stringere to draw or bind tight. See Strain.] Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules. [1913 Webster] They must be subject to a sharper penal code, and to a more stringent code of procedure. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] -- Strin"gent*ly, adv. -- Strin"gent*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stringent adj 1: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures" [syn: rigorous, stringent, tight]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "stringent": Spartan, Spartanic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, astringent, austere, authoritarian, binding, biting, bitter, bleak, caustic, confining, cutting, demanding, double-edged, dour, draconian, drawing, edged, escharotic, exacting, exigent, fierce, grim, hard, harsh, incisive, inclement, ironhanded, keen, meticulous, mordacious, mordant, penetrating, piercing, poignant, rigorist, rigorous, rough, rugged, scathing, severe, sharp, stabbing, stern, stinging, strict, strident, tart, tough, trenchant, ungentle, unsparing, vehement, violent, virulent, vitriolic