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English definition of “stringent”
› stringent laws, tests, etc. are extremely severe or limiting and must be obeyed: Stringent security measures have been introduced at all airports. Regulators are forcing issuers to adopt more stringent criteria. stringent rules/regulations/laws stringent conditions/requirements stringent checks/controls/tests
› ECONOMICS involving very little money being available for spending or borrowing as a result of firm controls: Stringent cost management is counterproductive when it interferes with a firm's ability to grow.stringent cost-cutting/cuts Prices are now falling slightly after stringent budget-deficit cuts. stringently adverb › Drugs are the most stringently regulated of all consumer goods.