stringent definition, meaning - what is stringent in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stringent”

See all translations

stringent

adjective uk   us   /ˈstrɪn.dʒənt/

stringent adjective (SEVERE)

having a very severe effect, or being extremely limiting: The most stringent laws in the world are useless unless there is the will to enforce them. We need to introduce more stringent security measures such as identity cards. Stringent safety regulations were introduced after the accident.

stringent adjective (LIMITING MONEY)

specialized finance & economics involving not enough money being available for borrowing as a result of firm controls on the amount of money in an economy: Already low living standards have been worsened by stringent economic reforms.
stringency
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈstrɪn.dʒən.si/
The stringency of the safety regulations threatens to put many manufacturers out of business. Greater financial stringency is needed to eradicate inflation from the economy.
stringently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Fire regulations are stringently enforced in all our factories.
Translations of “stringent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴重的, 嚴格的,苛刻的…
in Russian строгий…
in Turkish sıkı, sert, katı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严重的, 严格的,苛刻的…
in Polish surowy…
(Definition of stringent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stringent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stringent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

force somebody's hand

to make someone do something they do not want to do, or act sooner than they had intended

Word of the Day

Go ahead! (Phrasal verbs with ‘go’)

by Kate Woodford,
May 06, 2015
​​​ Every few weeks, we focus on phrasal verbs that are formed with a particular verb. This week, we’re looking at phrasal verbs that start with the verb ‘go’. As ever, we present a range of the most useful and common phrasal verbs. Some of the most common ‘go’ phrasal verbs are easy

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More