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

First Known Use of rigorism

1704, in the meaning defined above

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“Rigorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigorism. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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