incapable of or resistant to bending
"a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"
incapable of compromise or flexibility
inflexible, rigid, unbending(adj)
incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
"a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
fixed, set, rigid(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"
Stiff, rather than flexible.
Fixed, rather than moving.
Rigorous and unbending.
Origin: From rigidus, from rigere, probably originally "to be straight"; compare rectus, from regere; see regent and right. Compare rigor.
firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible
hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict; as, a rigid father or master; rigid discipline; rigid criticism; a rigid sentence
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rij′id, adj. not easily bent: stiff: severe: strict: unyielding: harsh: without delicacy: wanting in ease.—n. Rigid′ity, the quality of resisting change of form: stiffness of manner.—adv. Rig′idly.—n. Rig′idness.—adj. Rigid′ūlous, rather stiff. [L. rigidus—rigēre, to be stiff with cold.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'RIGID' in Adjectives Frequency: #778
The numerical value of RIGID in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of RIGID in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.
He really did let us have our own character as a city, at a time when Rome was very rigid.
Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.
But just like this paper is unable to present very specific evidence, we also can not give very rigid guidelines, the studies are just not there.
We are working to construct a common system which goes beyond the Dublin treaty, which is now obsolete in practice, making the mechanism less rigid and more collaborative.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- rígidCatalan, Valencian
- steif, rigide, starrGerman
- سفت و محکمPersian
- peräänantamaton, kiinteä, jäykkä, kankeaFinnish
- ragScottish Gaelic
- נוקשה, קשיחHebrew
- 固い, 固定された, 堅い, 硬い, リジッドJapanese
- stingrs, stīvs, stingsLatvian
- onbuigzaam, stroef, star, stijf, stabiel, rigide, stevigDutch
- stiv, rigidNorwegian
- țeapăn, rigid, bățosRomanian
- суровый, жёсткий, негнущийся, негибкий, непреклонныйRussian
- sert, kesin, sabit, bükülmez, katıTurkish
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