a. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
I think these regulations are too stringent.
Sentence in Classic:
Among these men there was a stringent code of honour, any infringement of which was punished by death.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I slept after the prostration of the day, with a stringent and profound slumber which not even the nightmares that wrung me could avail to break.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
The military regulations which had seemed so stringent the year before were now mild by comparison with the ones issued by General Pope.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context