English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'stringent'

(adjective) 
Definition
requiring strict attention to rules or detail
Its drug-testing procedures are the most stringent in the world.
Synonyms
strict
French privacy laws are very strict.
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tough
He announced tough measures to limit the money supply.
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rigorous
rigorous military training
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demanding
It is a demanding job.
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tight
tight control of media coverage
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severe
This was a dreadful crime and a severe sentence is necessary.
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exacting
Our new manager has very exacting standards.
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rigid
Hospital routines for nurses are very rigid.
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inflexible
They viewed him as stubborn, inflexible and dogmatic.
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of demanding
Definition
requiring a lot of skill, time, or effort
It is a demanding job.
in the sense of exacting
Definition
making rigorous or excessive demands
Our new manager has very exacting standards.
in the sense of inflexible
Definition
unwilling to be persuaded
They viewed him as stubborn, inflexible and dogmatic.

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