Definitions for RIGIDˈrɪdʒ ɪd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. rigid, stiff(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"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"

  2. rigid, strict(adj)

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

  3. inflexible, rigid, unbending(adj)

    incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

    "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"

  4. rigid(adj)

    designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure

  5. 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"

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  1. rigid(Adjective)

    Stiff, rather than flexible.

  2. rigid(Adjective)

    Fixed, rather than moving.

  3. rigid(Adjective)

    Rigorous and unbending.

  4. rigid(Adjective)

    Uncompromising.

  5. Origin: From rigidus, from rigere, probably originally "to be straight"; compare rectus, from regere; see regent and right. Compare rigor.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Rigid(adj)

    firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible

  2. Rigid(adj)

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

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    Rank popularity for the word 'RIGID' in Adjectives Frequency: #778


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