Definition of rigid
1a : deficient in or devoid of flexibility rigid price controls a rigid bar of metalb : appearing stiff and unyielding his face rigid with pain
2a : inflexibly set in opinionb : strictly observed adheres to a rigid schedule
3 : firmly inflexible rather than lax or indulgent a rigid disciplinarian
4 : precise and accurate in procedure rigid control of the manufacturing process
5 of an airship : having the outer shape maintained by a fixed framework
Examples of rigid in a sentence
The patient's legs were rigid.
He is a rigid disciplinarian.
Recent Examples of rigid from the web
And yet, truth stands, rigid and sharp, unforgiving and unafraid.
Mr. Puzder, who declined to be interviewed for this article, argues that his efforts to reward workers in more entrepreneurial ways were stymied by rigid California laws.
Still, in total, Tillerson has excelled in the somewhat rigid atmosphere inside Exxon.
Morgan talked to Esquire about the rigid rules of the NFL, opioids, and the players who risk their heads on the field ever Sunday.
For years after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the F.B.I. used Al Qaeda’s rigid hierarchy against the terrorist group.
said General Manager Mike Rizzo, who hired Baker last fall to replace Matt Williams, who had not connected well with players and had been too rigid with game management.
As the nation’s first indigenous leader, Mr. Morales transformed Bolivia’s rigid socioeconomic structure by spreading the wealth of a commodities boom.
Not being ideologically rigid in the face of problems and needs, that all matters.
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Origin and Etymology of rigid
Middle English rigide, from Latin rigidus, from rigēre to be stiff
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of rigid
synonyms see in addition stiff
RIGID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rigid for English Language Learners
: not able to be bent easily
: not easily changed
: not willing to change opinions or behavior
RIGID Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of rigid
: deficient in or devoid of flexibility : characterized by stiffness rigid muscles
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