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stringency

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  1. the quality or state of being demanding or unyielding (as in discipline or criticism) some people objected to the stringency of the new regulations regarding the alteration of building exteriors in the historic district Synonyms exactingness, hardness, harshness, inflexibility, rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, sternness, strictness, severityRelated Words callousness, hard-heartedness, implacability, obduracy, obdurateness, pitilessness; dourness, gruffness; asceticism, austereness, austerity, monasticism; determination, firmness, resolve, steadfastness; obstinacy, stubbornnessNear Antonyms forbearance, indulgence, kindness, lenience, patience, softness, tenderness, tolerance; responsiveness, willingness; compliance, pliability, pliancyAntonyms flexibility, gentleness, laxness, mildness


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