Definitions for Rigorˈrɪg ər

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  1. asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness(noun)

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

  2. cogency, validity, rigor, rigour(noun)

    the quality of being valid and rigorous

  3. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness(noun)

    excessive sternness

    "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. rigor(Noun)

    an abbreviated form of rigor mortis.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Rigor(noun)

    rigidity; stiffness

  2. Rigor(noun)

    a sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever

  3. Rigor(noun)

    the becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness

  4. Rigor(noun)

    see 1st Rigor, 2

  5. Rigor(noun)

    severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter

  6. Rigor(noun)

    stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard-heartedness; cruelty

  7. Rigor(noun)

    exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; -- opposed to lenity

  8. Rigor(noun)

    severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification

  9. Rigor(noun)

    violence; force; fury

  10. Origin: [L. See Rigor., below.]

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