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Meaning of RIGOROUS

Pronunciation:  'rigurus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
  2. [adj]  rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
  3. [adj]  (of circumstances; especially weather) causing suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"

RIGOROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: brutal, cruel, demanding, exact, hard, harsh, strict, stringent, tight, unkind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rig"or*ous\, a. [F. rigoureux, LL. rigorosus. See
1. Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor; allowing no
   abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact;
   strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of
   justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous
   definition or demonstration.

         He shall be thrown down the Tarpeian Rock With
         rigorous hands.                       --Shak.

         We do not connect the scattered phenomena into their
         rigorous unity.                       --De Quincey.

2. Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.

3. Violent. [Obs.] ``Rigorous uproar.'' --Spenser.

Syn: Rigid; inflexible; unyielding; stiff; severe; austere;
     stern; harsh; strict; exact. -- {Rig"or*ous*ly}, adv. --
     {Rig"or*ous*ness}, n.