Definition of Rigorous

1. Adjective. Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard. "A strict vegetarian"

Exact synonyms: Strict
Similar to: Exact
Derivative terms: Rigor, Rigorousness, Strictness



2. Adjective. Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures. "Stringent safety measures"
Exact synonyms: Stringent, Tight
Similar to: Demanding
Derivative terms: Rigor, Rigorousness, Stringency

Definition of Rigorous

1. a. 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.

Definition of Rigorous

1. Adjective. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter. ¹

3. Adjective. Violent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rigorous

1. characterized by rigor [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigorous

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Literary usage of Rigorous

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1. A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy: Embracing the General by William Chauvenet (1874)
"29, and may be divided into two classes, rigorous and approximative. In the rigorous methods the true distance is directly deduced by the rigorous ..."

2. Life of George Washington by Washington Irving (1884)
"CHAPTER I. Sufferings of the Army at Morristown. — rigorous Winter. — Derangement of the Currency. ... The winter set in early, and was uncommonly rigorous. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... rigorous persecution of Decius, reckons only ten men and seven women who suffered for the profession of the Christian name. ..."

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