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synonyms for stringency

  • acerbity
  • austerity
  • cruelty
  • grimness
  • hardheartedness
  • hardness
  • harshness
  • rigidity
  • rigor
  • rigorousness
  • sharpness
  • sternness
  • strictness
  • toughness
  • unkindness

antonyms for stringency

MOST RELEVANT
  • gentility
  • kindness
  • mildness
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How to use stringency in a sentence

Talk of “guns” and “cold steel” replaced arguments based upon economic conditions and the stringency of the “bonds of Empire.”
THE EVOLUTION OF SINN FEINROBERT MITCHELL HENRY
At the start there were ample troops, ample equipment, and no financial stringency.
ESSAYS IN LIBERALISMVARIOUS
I presume this cannot be fairly disposed of by suggesting that there has been some aggravated occasion for such stringency.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
After a time I gathered that she suspected financial stringency as the cause, and I tried to set her mind at rest.
THE CONFESSIONMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
The first year of Mr. Buchanan's administration was marked by a severe and widespread financial stringency.
THE LIFE AND WORK OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY (VOLUME 1 OF 2)IDA HUSTED HARPER
The rule excludes wrong conduct with two degrees of stringency.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 7VARIOUS
A complaint of stringency was abroad, from the ranks of those who starved to death up to the merchants and the lords themselves.
THE MERCY OF ALLAHHILAIRE BELLOC
These facts are worthy of notice, for there is a facile popular impression that Courts-Martial err on the side of stringency.
TYPES OF NAVAL OFFICERSA. T. MAHAN
There is, moreover, nothing objectionable or anomalous in increasing as time goes on the stringency of criminal procedure.
ENGLAND'S CASE AGAINST HOME RULEALBERT VENN DICEY
It is due, however, to my mistress to say, that she did not adopt this course in all its stringency at the first.
MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOMFREDERICK DOUGLASS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STRINGENCY

  • acerbity
  • asperity
  • astringence
  • coldness
  • exactingness
  • exactness
  • formality
  • formalness
  • gravity
  • grimness
  • hardness
  • harshness
  • inclemency
  • inflexibility
  • obduracy
  • rigidity
  • rigor
  • seriousness
  • solemnity
  • sternness
  • stiffness
  • strictness
  • stringency
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.