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Meaning of RIGID

Pronunciation:  'rijid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"
  2. [adj]  (aeronautics) designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
  3. [adj]  incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
  4. [adj]  fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
  5. [adj]  incapable of compromise or flexibility

RIGID is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: fixed, inflexible, intolerant, nonmoving, semirigid, set, stiff, strict, unadaptable, unbending, unmoving
 Antonyms: nonrigid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rig"id\, a. [L. rigidus, fr. rigere to be stiff or numb:
cf. F. rigide. Cf. {Rigor}. ]
1. Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible.

         Upright beams innumerable Of rigid spears. --Milton.

2. Hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict;
   as, a rigid father or master; rigid discipline; rigid
   criticism; a rigid sentence.

         The more rigid order of principles in religion and
         government.                           --Hawthorne.

Syn: Stiff; unpliant; inflexible; unyielding; strict; exact;
     severe; austere; stern; rigorous; unmitigated.