Definition of Rigor in English :

Define Rigor in English

Rigor meaning in English

Meaning of Rigor in English

Pronunciation of Rigor in English

Rigor pronunciation in English

Pronounce Rigor in English


see synonyms of rigor


1. asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity

something hard to endure

Example Sentences:
'the asperity of northern winters'

2. cogency, rigor, rigour, validity

the quality of being valid and rigorous

3. hardness, harshness, inclemency, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness

excessive sternness

Example Sentences:
'severity of character'
'the harshness of his punishment was inhuman'
'the rigors of boot camp'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of rigor
1. medicine
a sudden feeling of chilliness, often accompanied by shivering: it sometimes precedes a fever
2. (ˈrɪɡə) pathology
rigidity of a muscle; muscular cramp
a state of rigidity assumed by some animals in reaction to sudden shock
the inertia assumed by some plants in conditions unfavourable to growth

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see synonyms of rigor
harshness or severity
; specif.,
strictness or inflexibility
the rigor of martial law
extreme hardship or difficulty
the rigors of life
inclemency, as of weather
exactness in precision or accuracy; exactitude
a severe, harsh, or oppressive act, etc.
stiffness; rigidity; specif., a condition of rigidity in body tissues or organs, in which there is no response to stimuli
a shivering or trembling, as in the chill preceding a fever

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see synonyms of rigor
a. Strictness or severity, as in action or judgment: "The desert fostered a closed world of faith and rigor and harsh judgment: almost every decision here could have lethal consequences" (Jeffrey Tayler).
b. A harsh or trying circumstance; a hardship or difficulty: the rigors of working in a coal mine. See Synonyms at difficulty.
c. Archaic A harsh or severe act.
a. Strictness in adhering to standards or a method; exactitude: "To study the brain with scientific rigor, behaviorists logically restricted their experiments to ones in which the brain was the source of measurable effects" (Robert Pollack).
b. A standard or exacting requirement, as of a field of study: the intellectual rigors of advanced mathematics.
3. Medicine Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill.
4. Physiology A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli.
5. Obsolete Stiffness or rigidity.

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