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ˈrɪdʒ ɪdrigid

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. rigid(Adjective)

    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. rigid(Adjective)

    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. rigid(Adjective)

    Rigorous and unbending.

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

  4. rigid(Adjective)

    Uncompromising.

    Etymology: 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

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How to say rigid in sign language?

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Rigidity causes inflexibility to a change. Therefore, be less rigid in all your undertakings in order to be or become more flexible to adopt and adapt to a change. Besides that, it's often ideal to be less rigid and more flexible.

  2. Jeremy Goldbogen:

    First we have to find a blue whale, which can be very difficult because these animals range across vast swaths of the open ocean. By combining many years of field experience and some luck, we position a small, rigid-hulled, inflatable boat on the whale's left side, we then have to deploy the tag using a six-meter (20-foot) long carbon-fiber pole. As the whale surfaces to breathe, we tag the whale in a location that we think is closest to the heart: just behind the whale's left flipper.

  3. 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.

  4. Kenneth McGraw:

    The training we have developed is intended to teach skills that help participants recognize inflexible, rigid thought patterns and to substitute those patterns of thinking with more adaptable thoughts.

  5. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos:

    What we want is a deal. But if there is no deal - hopefully (there will be) - and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow apart Europe, then we have the obligation to go to Plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source, it could the United States at best, it could be Russia, it could be China or other countries.

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