Examples of rigidity in a Sentence
sometimes the rigidity of the headmaster's discipline was deemed excessive by even much of the faculty
Recent Examples of rigidity from the Web
Damage in these areas causes slowness, rigidity, tremors and gait changes.
In both domestic and foreign-policy efforts, reform might help more than rigidity to preserve what is good.
Given so many complications, and the general rigidity of inter-Palestinian politics, the speed with which the preliminary deal was signed is striking—and telling.
The large historical fact Sykes cannot bring himself to acknowledge is the connection between Trump and the rigidity of conservative dogma.
It was taped live in front of an audience, but without the rigidity of a script.
There's a rigidity to her and a suppressed nature that's not our normal view of Claire.
The rigidity of the schedule, Fears says, ensures that every player knows their role—and that those who need to make decisions have all the necessary information.
This probably has something to do with the rigidity of Japanese social structures.
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First Known Use of rigidity
Synonymsexactingness, hardness, harshness, inflexibility, severity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, sternness, strictness, stringency
Antonymsflexibility, gentleness, laxness, mildness
Related Wordscallousness, hard-heartedness, implacability, obduracy, obdurateness, pitilessness; dourness, gruffness; asceticism, austereness, austerity, monasticism; determination, firmness, resolve, steadfastness; obstinacy, stubbornness
Near Antonymsforbearance, indulgence, kindness, lenience, patience, softness, tenderness, tolerance; responsiveness, willingness; compliance, pliability, pliancy
medical Definition of rigidity
- muscle rigidity symptomatic of Parkinson's disease
- —Diane Gershon
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