Definition of Rigour

1. Noun. The quality of being valid and rigorous.

Exact synonyms: Cogency, Rigor, Validity
Generic synonyms: Believability, Credibility, Credibleness
Derivative terms: Rigorous, Valid



2. Noun. Something hard to endure. "The asperity of northern winters"
Exact synonyms: Asperity, Grimness, Hardship, Rigor, Rigorousness, Rigourousness, Severeness, Severity
Generic synonyms: Difficultness, Difficulty
Specialized synonyms: Sternness
Derivative terms: Grim, Severe

3. Noun. Excessive sternness. "The rigors of boot camp"

Definition of Rigour

1. Noun. A harsh or severe experience. ¹

2. Noun. A trembling or shivering response. ¹

3. Noun. Character of being unyielding or inflexible. ¹

4. Noun. Shrewd questioning. ¹

5. Noun. Higher level of difficulty. ¹

6. Noun. (British slang) (misspelling of rigor) An abbreviated form of rigour mortis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rigour

1. rigor [n -S] - See also: rigor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigour

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Literary usage of Rigour

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"... cruel government ; rigorous command ; severity ; rigour ; inclemency. To TYRANNIZE, (tir'-ran-iie) ». n. To play the tyrant ; to act with rigour and im- ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Begun in the Year by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1717)
"... rigour of Law: That the Laws might be put "in Execution ... rigour, according to the Adt "of Parliament that had been made in the beginning of "the ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The interpretation which adhered closely to the letter and rigour of this rule, without consideration of circumstances of time, place, and national ..."

4. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the by William Russell (1802)
"The covenanters used their victory with great rigour. Many of the prisoners were butchered in cold blood ; and sir Robert Spotswood, sir Philip Nisbet, ..."

5. The History of Modern Europe: with an Account of the Decline and Fall of the by William Russell (1837)
"The covenanters used their victory with great rigour. Many of the prisoners were butchered in cold blood; and sir Robert Spotswood, and other persons of ..."

6. A Concordance to the English Poems of Thomas Gray by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Concordance Society (1908)
"Rightly. Prop? 15. Rigid. thy rigid lore With patience . . . she bore: Then let me rightly spell of nature's ways; Adv. 13. Rigor. face the rigour Of bleak ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... the hopes of testamentary donations were intercepted by the rigour of the laws ; and the priests of the Christian sect were confounded with the last and ..."

8. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... who visited St. Fintan and requested him for the love of God to relax the extreme rigour of his rule. Fintan after much persuasion conceded the changea ..."

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