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, rigourousnessnoun

    something hard to endure

    "the asperity of northern winters"

  2. cogency, validity, rigor, rigournoun

    the quality of being valid and rigorous

  3. severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffnessnoun

    excessive sternness

    "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"

Wiktionary

  1. rigornoun

    an abbreviated form of rigor mortis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rigornoun

    rigidity; stiffness

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

  2. Rigornoun

    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. Rigornoun

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

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

  4. Rigornoun

    see 1st Rigor, 2

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

  5. Rigornoun

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

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

  6. Rigornoun

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

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

  7. Rigornoun

    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. Rigornoun

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

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

  9. Rigornoun

    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. Paul Hill:

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

  2. Richard Swart:

    Companies across the United States, for the first time since 1933, will be able to seek investments from ordinary Americans without having to go through the expense and rigor of a full-public stock offering.

  3. Nikole Hannah-Jones:

    Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates are at a critical juncture in Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates democracy, and yet Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates press does not reflect the nation it serves and too often struggles to grasp the danger for Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates country as Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates see growing attacks on free speech and the fundamental right to vote, in the storied tradition of the Black press, the Center for Journalism and Democracy will help produce journalists capable of accurately and urgently covering the challenges of our democracy with a clarity, skepticism, rigor and historical dexterity that is too often missing from today's journalism.

  4. Outgoing Walgreens CEO Steffano Pessina:

    Rosalind Brewer?Brewer relentless focus on the customer, talent development, operational rigor and strong expertise in digital and technological transformation are exactly what [ Walgreens ] needs as the company enters its next chapter.

  5. Mike Sinnett:

    We're working with customers and regulators around the world to restore faith in our industry and also to reaffirm our commitment to safety and to earning the trust of the flying public, the rigor and thoroughness in the design and testing that went into the MAX gives us complete confidence that the changes we're making will address any of these accidents.

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