What does RIGID mean?

Definitions for RIGIDˈrɪdʒ ɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word RIGID.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. rigid(Adjective)

    Stiff, rather than flexible.

  2. rigid(Adjective)

    Fixed, rather than moving.

  3. rigid(Adjective)

    Rigorous and unbending.

  4. rigid(Adjective)


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

Webster Dictionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rigid

    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. rigidusrigēre, to be stiff with cold.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RIGID in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RIGID in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Only the clever men can be flexible; others are condemned to remain as rigid!

  3. Cristina Traina:

    He really did let us have our own character as a city, at a time when Rome was very rigid.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn’t accept?

  5. Lawana Blackwell:

    Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.

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