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English Dictionary: rigid by the DICT Development Group
2 results for rigid
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
rigid
adj
  1. incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"
    Synonym(s): rigid, stiff
  2. incapable of compromise or flexibility
    Synonym(s): rigid, strict
  3. incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
    Synonym(s): inflexible, rigid, unbending
  4. designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
    Antonym(s): nonrigid
  5. fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
    Synonym(s): fixed, set, rigid
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
                     Upright beams innumerable Of rigid spears. --Milton.
  
      2. Hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict;
            as, a rigid father or master; rigid discipline; rigid
            criticism; a rigid sentence.
  
                     The more rigid order of principles in religion and
                     government.                                       --Hawthorne.
  
      Syn: Stiff; unpliant; inflexible; unyielding; strict; exact;
               severe; austere; stern; rigorous; unmitigated.
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