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(of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting:‘stringent guidelines on air pollution’
strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh, tough, tight, exacting, demanding, inflexible, stiff, hard and fast, uncompromising, draconian, extremeView synonyms
- ‘Discourage or restrict the use of private vehicles by means of stringent conditions.’
- ‘The council claims Hornets have still to meet certain stringent conditions that were important to the deal.’
- ‘Here in the Dales, making a living from tourism is a much harder job surrounded by many stringent regulations.’
- ‘I hope there are stringent conditions to exclude external communication.’
- ‘Chelsea rules are stringent, although regulars do try to test them to the limits.’
- ‘A consultation on more stringent regulations is planned before the end of the year.’
- ‘All information provided by the pharmaceutical industry has to satisfy stringent regulations.’
- ‘He was given early release with stringent conditions but broke these conditions and found himself in jail again.’
- ‘This is now rare, as there are stringent regulations to limit exposure to such a hazard.’
- ‘Incidentally, you also meet the stringent requirements to be an editorial intern at eye Weekly.’
- ‘He also argues that more stringent requirements need to be laid down.’
- ‘There has even been talk about relaxing some of the more stringent regulations.’
- ‘Personal pet visits require the same stringent guidelines as the therapy animal policy.’
- ‘Their produce must be processed under the most stringent conditions by well-trained staff.’
- ‘What the PAP's leaders were united over was that candidates must meet stringent conditions.’
- ‘For this reason, the World Bank imposed stringent conditions on Chad and Cameroon.’
- ‘There are very stringent rules and conditions in the event of a loss or claim.’
- ‘The new guidelines are less stringent, requiring less office space to be included in the designs than before.’
- ‘The agency said that stringent conditions will be imposed on Lafarge during the trial.’
- ‘For others the answer will be found in stringent regulations covering every aspect of modern society.’
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘compelling, convincing’): from Latin stringent- drawing tight, from the verb stringere.
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