Definition of rigidity
1 : the quality or state of being rigid
2 : one that is rigid (as in form or conduct)
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
Engineers started with the frame, adding high-strength steel to help enhance rigidity, Toyota says.
Quinlan’s disorder now has a name: RMFSL, or rigidity and multifocal seizure syndrome, lethal neonate.
Starting with the Mercedes-Benz W124 steel body, with rigidity to spare, the drop-top conversion was fortified to Brinks-like levels and given a flawless, one-touch mechanism, a portal to the sky.
The style, alternately adored and reviled by critics, was a rebuke to Bauhaus rigidity and the steel-tube sobriety of ’70s minimalism; for better or worse, such rowdy radicalism drowned out most other voices of the era.
Authoritarianism is also associated with suspiciousness of the humanities and the arts, and with cognitive rigidity, militaristic sentiments, and Christian fundamentalism.
Concealed in plain sight, my whole life, amid the moral rigidity and Swedish standoffishness of my father’s family, had been a regular guy who had affairs and drove to Baltimore with his buddies and manfully accepted his fate.
It is composed of a unique alloy of steel for rigidity and vibranium to absorb the energy of a blow or death beam.
The (Abridged) Glossary of Shirt Terms: Collar Stays: Strips of plastic inserted under the shirt collar to give the collar points body and rigidity.
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