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rig·id

 (rĭj′ĭd)
adj.
1. Not flexible or pliant; stiff: a rigid material. See Synonyms at stiff.
2. Not moving or flexing: rigid muscles.
3. Not changing or adjusting to different conditions or problems: a rigid thinker; a rigid hierarchy.
4. Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh: rigid discipline.
5. Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.

[Middle English rigide, from Latin rigidus, from rigēre, to be stiff; see reig- in Indo-European roots.]

rig′id·ly adv.
rig′id·ness n.

rigid

(ˈrɪdʒɪd)
adj
1. not bending; physically inflexible or stiff: a rigid piece of plastic.
2. unbending; rigorously strict; severe: rigid rules.
adv
completely or excessively: the lecture bored him rigid.
[C16: from Latin rigidus, from rigēre to be stiff]
ˈrigidly adv
riˈgidity, ˈrigidness n

rig•id

(ˈrɪdʒ ɪd)

adj.
1. stiff; unyielding; not pliant: a rigid strip of metal.
2. firmly fixed or set.
3. strict; severe: rigid rules.
4. exacting; rigorous: a rigid examination.
5. Mech. of or pertaining to a body in which the distance between any pair of points remains fixed under all forces.
6. (of an airship or dirigible) having a form maintained by a stiff, unyielding structure contained within the envelope.
[1530–40; < Latin rigidus=rig(ēre) to be stiff, stiffen + -idus -id4]
ri•gid′i•ty, rig′id•ness, n.
rig′id•ly, adv.
syn: See strict.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rigid - 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"
inflexible - resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";
2.rigid - incapable of compromise or flexibility
intolerant - unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
3.rigid - incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstancesrigid - incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
unadaptable - not adaptable
4.rigid - designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
aeronautics, astronautics - the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
nonrigid - designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure
5.rigid - 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"
nonmoving, unmoving - not in motion

rigid

adjective
1. strict, set, fixed, exact, rigorous, stringent, austere, severe Hospital routines for nurses are very rigid.
strict soft, flexible, tolerant, indulgent, lax, lenient, merciful
3. inflexible, hard, firm, stiff, taut, unbending, inelastic rigid plastic containers
inflexible soft, yielding, mobile, bending, flexible, elastic, supple, limber, pliable, pliant, lissom(e)

rigid

adjective
1. Not changing shape or bending:
2. Incapable of changing or being modified:
4. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
Translations
صارِمصَلْب
tuhýpevnýpřísný
stivstreng
jäykkäkankeaperäänantamaton
merev
stífurstrangur, ósveigjanlegur
固い固定された堅い硬い
kietai
cietsnekustīgsnelokāmsstingrsstings
togtrd

rigid

[ˈrɪdʒɪd] ADJ
1. (= stiff) [material] → rígido, tieso
to be rigid with fearestar paralizado de miedo
to be bored rigidestar aburrido or aburrirse como una ostra
2. (= strict) [rules] → riguroso, estricto
3. (= inflexible) [person, ideas] → inflexible, intransigente
he is quite rigid about ites bastante inflexible or intransigente sobre ese punto

rigid

[ˈrɪdʒɪd] adj
[object, substance, structure] → rigide
to be rigid with fear → être paralysé(e) par la peur
to be bored rigid → s'ennuyer comme un rat mort
(= strict) [control, discipline, principle, routine, rules, laws, system] → strict(e)
(= inflexible) [person, views, attitudes] → rigide

rigid

adj
(lit) board, material, framestarr, steif; rigid with fearstarr or steif vor Angst; to be rigid with angerstarr vor Wut sein; to bore somebody rigidjdn zu Tode langweilen; to be bored rigidsich zu Tode langweilen; the prison visit had shaken her rigid (inf)der Gefängnisbesuch hatte sie umgehauen (inf)
(fig) person, characterstrikt, streng, stur (pej); discipline, principlesstreng, strikt; (= intolerant of others)unbeugsam; interpretationgenau, stur (pej); specificationsgenau festgelegt, strikt; systemstarr, unbeugsam; timetablefest, streng

rigid

[ˈrɪdʒɪd] adj (material) → rigido/a; (discipline, specifications, principle) → rigoroso/a; (rules) → severo/a (pej) (person, ideas) → inflessibile
rigid with fear → impietrito/a dalla paura

rigid

(ˈridʒid) adjective
1. completely stiff; not able to be bent (easily). An iron bar is rigid.
2. very strict, and not likely to change. rigid rules; rigid discipline; rigid views on education; a stern, rigid headmaster.
ˈrigidly adverb
ˈrigidness, riˈgidity noun

rigid

a. rígido-a, tieso, inmóvil.

rigid

adj rígido
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THE Dog, as created, had a rigid tail, but after some centuries of a cheerless existence, unappreciated by Man, who made him work for his living, he implored the Creator to endow him with a wag.
While we smile at the simplicity of his heart and the narrowness of his views, which made him regard everything out of the direct path of his daily duty, and the rigid exigencies of the service, as trivial and impertinent, which inspired him with contempt for the swelling vanity of some of his coadjutors, and the literary exercises and curious researches of others, we cannot but applaud that strict and conscientious devotion to the interests of his employer, and to what he considered the true objects of the enterprise in which he was engaged.
on yon drear and rigid bier low lies thy love, Lenore
Before her pencil he sat rigid and unflinching, as he had faced the cannon's mouth in days gone by.
This was not a discourtesy; it was only a part of the elaborate and rigid corps etiquette.
All such professors of the several branches of jocularity would have been sternly repressed, not only by the rigid discipline of law, but by the general sentiment which give law its vitality.
He told his sister, if she pleased, the new-born infant should be bred up together with little Tommy; to which she consented, though with some little reluctance: for she had truly a great complacence for her brother; and hence she had always behaved towards the foundling with rather more kindness than ladies of rigid virtue can sometimes bring themselves to show to these children, who, however innocent, may be truly called the living monuments of incontinence.
The study of gases was originally quite distinct from that of rigid bodies, and would never have advanced to its present state if it had not been independently pursued.
Always proceeding from a rigid mouth and closed teeth, as if the jaw were locked and the face frozen up in pain.
In the cavernous eyes of this unfortunate person rigid obstinacy and rigid goodness looked out together, with equal severity, on all her fellow-creatures alike.
Under the oak, too, were flowers and grass, but it stood among them scowling, rigid, misshapen, and grim as ever.
He had released my arm and was standing rigid and motionless in the center of the illuminated roadway, staring like one bereft of sense.