What does rigor mean?

Definitions for rigor
ˈrɪg ərrig·or

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

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

    the quality of being valid and rigorous

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. rigor(Noun)

    an abbreviated form of rigor mortis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rigor(noun)

    rigidity; stiffness

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  2. Rigor(noun)

    a sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  3. Rigor(noun)

    the becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  4. Rigor(noun)

    see 1st Rigor, 2

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  5. Rigor(noun)

    severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  6. Rigor(noun)

    stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard-heartedness; cruelty

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  7. Rigor(noun)

    exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; -- opposed to lenity

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  8. Rigor(noun)

    severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

  9. Rigor(noun)

    violence; force; fury

    Etymology: [L. See Rigor., below.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rigor

    rī′gur, n. the same as Rigour: (med.) a sense of chilliness with contraction of the skin, a preliminary symptom of many diseases.—n. Rī′gor-mor′tis, the characteristic stiffening of the body caused by the contraction of the muscles after death.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rigor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rigor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of rigor in a Sentence

  1. Robert Heilbroner:

    Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis.

  2. Scott Becker:

    It's just deceptive, they're selling these tests, but nobody has checked their quality. We need some level of scientific review and rigor on these tests.

  3. Paul Hill:

    The panel has a larger concern with the rigor of Boeing's verification processes.

  4. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa:

    We have to be loyal to the commitments we have adopted, especially the ones that are part of our foreign policy, such as the European Union, without rigor and financial transparency the risk of returning to crises is painfully larger.

  5. Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward:

    We're planning on a full-on six-month effort to really get this thing to zero, if you can bring rigor to this contact tracing, you can drive this thing to zero. You have to hunt the virus.

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