rigid, rigorous, strict, stringent mean extremely severe or stern. rigid implies uncompromising inflexibility.
rigid rules of conductrigorous implies the imposition of hardship and difficulty.
the rigorous training of recruits strict emphasizes undeviating conformity to rules, standards, or requirements.
strict enforcement of the lawstringent suggests severe, tight restriction or limitation.
stringent standards of admission
Examples of rigorous in a Sentence
rigorous enforcement of the rules
a rigorous course of study
We subjected the data to a rigorous analysis.
Recent Examples on the WebHyde ruled Jones out for the remainder of the 2022 season and presumed the prospect could miss part of 2023, too, although the recovery process for a position player compared with a pitcher is less rigorous.
Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 28 May 2022 Being rigorous about your routines and rituals will help children feel more secure.
Amy Joyce, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 However, consumer-grade DNA tests may not always be as rigorous as clinical-grade DNA tests that your doctor’s office may order for you, Rajagopolan says.
Kimberly Hickok, Popular Mechanics, 24 May 2022 Yet activists have been rigorous in their campaigns for change on social media and on the ground.
Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 13 May 2022 Rusk was rigorous in making sure each team had different skills in an effort to reduce bias to any one type of investment.
Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2022 Customers need to be rigorous in the sales inquiry process.
John Hayes, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 The disclosure requirements are more rigorous for shareholders with 10% or more of a company’s shares, and there are additional rules against quick profit-taking.
Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 In middle school, my mother sent me to the Atlanta International School, which was academically rigorous.
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