Definitions for rigour

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    the quality of being valid and rigorous

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

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

  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"


  1. rigour(Noun)

    A harsh or severe experience.

  2. rigour(Noun)

    A trembling or shivering response.

  3. rigour(Noun)

    Character of being unyielding or inflexible.

  4. rigour(Noun)

    Shrewd questioning.

  5. rigour(Noun)

    Higher level of difficulty.

  6. rigour(Noun)

    An abbreviated form of rigour mortis.


  1. Rigour

    Rigour or rigor has a number of meanings in relation to intellectual life and discourse. These are separate from public and political applications with their suggestion of laws enforced to the letter, or political absolutism.

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