Rigid

  • 1 rigid — 1 *stiff, inflexible, tense, stark, wooden Analogous words: *firm, hard, solid: compact, *close: tough, tenacious, *strong Antonyms: elastic Contrasted words: resilient, flexible, supple, springy (see ELASTIC) 2 …

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  • 2 rigid — RIGÍD, Ă, rigizi, de, adj. 1. Care nu se deformează sub acţiunea forţelor exterioare. ♦ Care este lipsit de flexibilitate; ţeapăn, neflexibil. 2. fig. (Despre oameni) Care nu îngăduie abateri; dur, sever, neînduplecat, intransigent. ♦ (Despre… …

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  • 3 Rigid — Rig id, a. [L. rigidus, fr. rigere to be stiff or numb: cf. F. rigide. Cf. {Rigor}. ] 1. Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible. [1913 Webster] Upright beams innumerable Of rigid spears. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, not lax or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 rigid — [rij′id] adj. [L rigidus < rigere, to be stiff, numb < IE base * (s)rig , cold > FRIGID] 1. not bending or flexible; stiff and hard [a rigid metal girder] 2. not moving; set 3. severe; strict; exacting [a rigid taskmaster] 4 …

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  • 5 Rigid VI — Rigid the Sixth was a devoted husband and father, and was also very fond of animals, in marked contrast to his predecessors who had spent most of their spare time shooting arrows into the wild boars who roamed the palace corridors. Rigid was also …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 6 Rigid — (v. lat.), 1) starr, spröde; 2) streng, hart, unerbittlich; daher Rigidiōres (Strengere), welche an dem Lehrbegriff der Kirche streng halten. Rigidisten, eine Partei der Jansenisten, welche auf ein festes Halten an der alten Kirchenordnung… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Rigīd — (lat.), starr, streng; Rigidität, Strenge …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Rigid — Rigīd (lat.), starr, streng; Rigidität, Starrheit, Strenge …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Rigid — Rigid, lat. dtsch., starr, steif, spröde; streng, hart; R. ität, Steifheit, Starrheit; Strenge …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 rigid — I adjective austere, dour, durus, exact, exacting, firm, firmly set, fixed, flinty, formal, hard, harsh, hidebound, indurate, indurated, indurative, inelastic, inexorable, inflexible, intractable, motionless, obdurate, obstinate, orthodox,… …

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  • 11 rigid — rigid[e]:⇨unnachgiebig(1) …

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  • 12 rigid — (adj.) 1530s, from L. rigidus hard, stiff, rough, severe, from rigere be stiff, from PIE *reig stretch (tight), bind tightly, make fast (Cf. O.Ir. riag torture, M.H.G. ric band, string ) …

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  • 13 rigid — [adj] stiff, strict, severe adamant, adamantine, austere, bullheaded, changeless, chiseled*, dead set*, definite, determined, exact, firm, fixed, hard, hard line*, harsh, incompliant, inelastic, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, invariable,… …

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  • 14 rigid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to bend or be forced out of shape. 2) (of a person) stiff and unmoving. 3) not able to be changed or adapted. DERIVATIVES rigidify verb rigidity noun rigidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin ri …

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  • 15 rigid — 01. The rules regarding attendance and homework are very [rigid] in that institution. 02. She went to a Catholic school where they had [rigid] regulations against dating. 03. The social rules prohibiting marriage between different classes are… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 rigid — [[t]rɪ̱ʤɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Laws, rules, or systems that are rigid cannot be changed or varied, and are therefore considered to be rather severe. Several colleges in our study have rigid rules about student conduct... Hospital… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 rigid — adjective Etymology: Middle English rigide, from Latin rigidus, from rigēre to be stiff Date: 15th century 1. a. deficient in or devoid of flexibility < rigid price controls > < a rigid bar of metal > b. appearing stiff and unyielding < his face… …

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  • 18 rigid — adjective 1 rigid methods, systems etc are very strict and difficult to change: Betty s finding it hard to keep to the school s rigid rules. | the rigid discipline of army life 2 someone who is rigid is very unwilling to change their ideas: He s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 Rigid — In mathematics, suppose C is a collection of mathematical objects (for instance sets or functions). Then we say that C is rigid if every c in C is uniquely determined by less information about c than one would expect.It should be emphasized that… …

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  • 20 rigid — ri|gid [ˈrıdʒıd] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: rigidus, from rigere to be stiff ] 1.) rigid methods, systems etc are very strict and difficult to change ≠ ↑flexible ▪ rigid and authoritarian methods of education 2.) someone who behaves… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English