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.
Only the clever men can be flexible; others are condemned to remain as rigid!
He really did let us have our own character as a city, at a time when Rome was very rigid.
I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn’t accept?
Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.
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Translations for RIGID
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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