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rigid

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3 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure
  • rigid steel bars that should be able to hold the weight

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4 incapable of or highly resistant to bending
  • corsets, those rigid undergarments for women, must have been murder to wear

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5 stretched with little or no give
  • make sure that the clothesline is rigid so that the longer garments don't drag on the ground

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rigid, rigorous, strict, stringent mean extremely severe or stern. rigid implies uncompromising inflexibility. rigid rules of conduct rigorous 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 law stringent suggests severe, tight restriction or limitation. stringent standards of admission

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The first known use of rigid was in the 15th century

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“Rigid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rigid. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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