Definition of RIGOR

something that is a cause for suffering or special effort especially in the attainment of a goal <hard-bitten folk who survived many rigors on the way to the promised land>
Near Antonyms advantage, break, opportunity
the quality or state of being demanding or unyielding (as in discipline or criticism) <after being coddled by his former coach, the swimmer was shocked by the rigor of the new training program>

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