- stringent strin‧gent [ˈstrɪndʒənt] adjective1. stringent rule/control/test a rule, control etc that is very strict and must be obeyed:
• Stringent air quality standards will be imposed on oil companies.2. ECONOMICS stringent economic conditions exist when there is a severe lack of money and there are strict controls on the supply of money:
• Brazil was suffering some labor unrest in response to stringent economic policies.
* * *stringent UK US /ˈstrɪndʒənt/ adjective► 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 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.
Financial and business terms. 2012.