Definition of rigid
- rigid price controls
- a rigid bar of metal
- his face rigid with pain
- adheres to a rigid schedule
- a rigid disciplinarian
- rigid control of the manufacturing process
The patient's legs were rigid.
He is a rigid disciplinarian.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
synonyms see in addition stiff
: not able to be bent easily
: not easily changed
: not willing to change opinions or behavior
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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