Words I Love 025 – Stringent

Today’s special word is…

stringent

ˈstrɪn(d)ʒ(ə)nt/

 

adjective:

stringent
  1. (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
    “stringent guidelines on air pollution”
    synonyms: strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh, tough, tight, exacting, demanding, inflexible, stiff, hard and fast, uncompromising, draconian, extreme

    “the safety regulations are very stringent”
    antonyms: lenient, flexible

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense ‘compelling, convincing’): from Latin stringent- ‘drawing tight’, from the verb stringere .
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