What does rigid mean?

Definitions for rigid
ˈrɪdʒ ɪdrigid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigid, stiffadjective

    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, strictadjective

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

  3. inflexible, rigid, unbendingadjective

    incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

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

  4. rigidadjective

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

  5. fixed, set, rigidadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. rigidadjective

    Stiff, rather than flexible.

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

  2. rigidadjective

    Fixed, rather than moving.

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

  3. rigidadjective

    Rigorous and unbending.

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

  4. rigidadjective

    Uncompromising.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rigidadjective

    firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible

  2. Rigidadjective

    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.]

Entomology

  1. Rigid

    inflexible: holding a direct course.

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of rigid in a Sentence

  1. Gerges Scott:

    Private prisons have the same standards and guidelines as federal prisons, there is a lot more accountability for private prisons. Union workers in public prisons provide a lot of leniency for their employees. In a private prison, a majority are not unionized, so the oversight is very rigid.

  2. Di Nonno:

    They were much less often depicted as funny, they were more in that model minority [ trope ] of being hard working and rigid and smart.

  3. Shawn Pleasants:

    They're always set up with such rigid protocols. I would leave the place immediately.

  4. Peter Stahl:

    No matter how fast blood rushes in, it leaves just as fast, so those patients can never achieve fully rigid erections.

  5. Donald Trump:

    No, I'm not going to fire him, i'm just disappointed at the clip. I think it's far too fast, far too rigid, far too fast.

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