Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Rigid; severe; exacting; close.

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Usage examples "stringent":

  1. By the law requiring freemen to be church- members the elders meant to grasp the key to the suffrage, but experience soon proved that more stringent regulation was needed. - "The Emancipation of Massachusetts", Brooks Adams.
  2. This is true because of the stringent cost- conscious economy program inaugurated in the Defense Department, and followed by the other departments of Government. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. Now we have a triple message from the Apostle himself- his greeting to Laodicea, his message as to the interchange of letters with that Church, and his grave, stringent charge to Archippus. - "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.