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ˈrɪg ər əsrig·or·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, strictadjective

    rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

    "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

  2. rigorous, stringent, tightadjective

    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"


  1. Rigorousadjective

    (Mathematics, Logic) Adhering scrupulously and exactly to accepted principles; hence, logically valid; as, a rigorous proof.


  1. rigorousadjective

    Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigour; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration.

  2. rigorousadjective

    Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.

  3. rigorousadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rigorousadjective

    Severe; allowing no abatement.

    Etymology: from rigour.

    He shall be thrown down the Tarpeian rock
    With rigorous hands; he hath resisted law,
    And therefore law shall scorn him further trial,
    Than the severity of publick power. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Are these terms hard and rigorous, beyond our capacities to perform? John Rogers, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rigorousadjective

    manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration

  2. Rigorousadjective

    severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter

  3. Rigorousadjective


  4. Etymology: [F. rigoureux, LL. rigorosus. See Rigor.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rigorous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rigorous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rigorous in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Neal:

    Patients with sleep apnea, who are often at increased cardiovascular risk, need rigorous management with other indicated therapies, such as blood pressure lowering, statins, and antithrombotic drugs, i think the most interesting finding of the meta-analysis is that the best estimate of the effect of obstructive sleep apnea treatment on risk of major adverse cardiovascular events is very similar to the reduction in risk seen with aspirin, beta-blockers, or statin medications.

  2. Ullas Karanth:

    At this point we do not have the data, and even a rigorous methodology to get at such a global number.

  3. James Naismith:

    The study is rigorous but it is early( thus might change a bit with more data and more studies will report in the weeks ahead). It should be noted that some South African scientists have been saying Omicron was milder for some time, although two thirds reduction is significant, Omicron can cause severe illness in the doubly vaccinated. Thus, if Omicron continues to double every few days, it could generate many more hospitalisations than Delta from the double vaccinated population.

  4. Nathan Simington:

    There is sufficient time to develop a conclusive scientific record on broadly accepted standards and thus to make disinterested, rigorous public policy.

  5. Liz Garbus:

    I'm the daughter of a first amendment lawyer. For me, it's called the fourth estate for a reason. I saw that these attacks on the free press were going to continue and that this newspaper was going to be a particular target, there are fewer and fewer institutions that can do rigorous, investigative journalism, and the Times is one of them.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. vigorish
    • B. contempt
    • C. tingle
    • D. ternion

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