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English definition of “stringent”

stringent

adjective (SEVERE)    /ˈstrɪn.dʒənt/
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 .Serious and severeSevere stringency     /ˈstrɪn.dʒən.si/ noun [U] 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 .Economics and the state of the economySerious and severeSevere stringently     /-li/ adverb Fire regulations are stringently enforced in all our factories .Serious and severeSevere
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