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rigor

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noun rig·or \ˈri-gər\

Simple Definition of rigor

  • rigors : the difficult and unpleasant conditions or experiences that are associated with something

  • : the quality or state of being very exact, careful, or strict

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rigor

  1. 1 a (1) :  harsh inflexibility in opinion, temper, or judgment :  severity (2) :  the quality of being unyielding or inflexible :  strictness (3) :  severity of life :  austerity b :  an act or instance of strictness, severity, or cruelty

  2. 2 :  a tremor caused by a chill

  3. 3 :  a condition that makes life difficult, challenging, or uncomfortable; especially :  extremity of cold

  4. 4 :  strict precision :  exactness <logical rigor>

  5. 5 a obsolete :  rigidity, stiffness b :  rigidness or torpor of organs or tissue that prevents response to stimuli c :  rigor mortis

Examples of rigor in a sentence

  1. They underwent the rigors of military training.

  2. the rigors of life in the wilderness

  3. They conducted the experiments with scientific rigor.

  4. a scholar known for her intellectual rigor



Origin of rigor

Middle English rigour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rigor, literally, stiffness, from rigēre to be stiff


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with rigor


RIGOR Defined for Kids

rigor

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noun rig·or \ˈri-gər\

Definition of rigor for Students

  1. :  a harsh condition (as of discipline)




Medical Dictionary

rigor

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noun rig·or \ˈrig-ər, British also ˈrī-ˌgȯr\

Medical Definition of rigor

  1. 1a:  chill 1b:  a tremor caused by a chill

  2. 2a:  rigidity or torpor of organs or tissue that prevents response to stimulib:  rigor mortis





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