rigorism

noun
rig·​or·​ism | \ ˈri-gə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce rigorism (audio) \

Definition of rigorism

: rigidity in principle or practice

Other Words from rigorism

rigorist \ ˈri-​gə-​rist How to pronounce rigorist (audio) \ noun or adjective
rigoristic \ ˌri-​gə-​ˈri-​stik How to pronounce rigoristic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of rigorism

1704, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rigorism

Time Traveler for rigorism

Time Traveler

The first known use of rigorism was in 1704

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rigorism

Cite this Entry

“Rigorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigorism. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

Comments on rigorism

What made you want to look up rigorism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!