Definition of Rigid

1. Adjective. Incapable of or resistant to bending. "A stiff neck"

Exact synonyms: Stiff
Similar to: Inflexible
Derivative terms: Rigidity, Rigidness, Stiffness, Stiffness



2. Adjective. Incapable of compromise or flexibility.
Exact synonyms: Strict
Similar to: Intolerant
Derivative terms: Rigidity, Rigidness, Strictness

3. Adjective. Incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances. "An unbending will to dominate"
Exact synonyms: Inflexible, Unbending
Similar to: Unadaptable
Derivative terms: Inflexibility, Rigidness

4. Adjective. Designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure.
Category relationships: Aeronautics, Astronautics
Similar to: Semirigid
Antonyms: Nonrigid

5. Adjective. Fixed and unmoving. "A face rigid with pain"
Exact synonyms: Fixed, Set
Similar to: Nonmoving, Unmoving
Derivative terms: Fixedness, Fixity, Rigidness

Definition of Rigid

1. a. Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible.

Definition of Rigid

1. Adjective. Stiff, rather than flexible. ¹

2. Adjective. Fixed, rather than moving. ¹

3. Adjective. Rigorous and unbending. ¹

4. Adjective. Uncompromising. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rigid

1. not flexible [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigid

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rightwiseness
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rigid (current term)
rigid bodies
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rigid body dynamics
rigid dysarthria
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rigidise
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Literary usage of Rigid

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1. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1917)
"DESIGN OF rigid FRAMES IN STEEL AND REINFORCED CONCRETE. ... In cases like this, the adoption of a rigid frame permits a considerable reduction in sectional ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The only difference between the two conformers 2-1 and 2-3 appears to be the distance between the substituent and the rigid cyclic D-ribofuranose ring. ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Analytic Mechanics: With Numerous Examples by Edward Albert Bowser (1888)
"COMPOSITION AND RESOLUTION OF FORCES ACTING ON A rigid BODY. 43. A rigid Body.—In the last chapter we considered the action of forces which have a common ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"1 it is required to find the velocity of any point P of a rigid body moving in a By differentiating equations (1) and ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The knee, shoulder, elbow or hip is generally affected, but the vertebras may be, the entire spinal column becoming rigid. Motion of affected joints often ..."

6. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1885)
"Degrees of Freedom of a rigid Body.—When a rigid body is absolutely free to move in ... If one point in a rigid body be fixed, there can be no translation, ..."

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