Stringent is an adjective that is used to describe something which is very strict or severe. Compelling, constraining, convincing or forcible.
- The best school in the city, had very ‘stringent’ criteria for applicants to be marked against.
- When it came to general life, the man was very blithe in his ways. On the other hand when matters were related to his business, he had a more ‘stringent’ approach.
- One of the key lessons that students learn at university, is to be very ‘stringent’ with their budget.