# rigid

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## rig·id

(rĭj′ĭd)
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·ness n.

## rigid

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

## rig•id

(ˈrɪdʒ ɪd)

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.
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"stiffinflexible - resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade"; 2 rigid - incapable of compromise or flexibilitystrictintolerant - unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion 3 rigid - 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 structureaeronautics, astronautics - the theory and practice of navigation through air or spacenonrigid - 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

1. Hospital routines for nurses are very rigid.
strict
2. My father is very rigid in his thinking.
3. rigid plastic containers
inflexible soft, yielding, mobile, bending, flexible, elastic, supple, limber, pliable, pliant, lissom(e)

## rigid

1. Not changing shape or bending:
2. Incapable of changing or being modified:
3. Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will:
4. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
Translations
صارِمصَلْب
tuhýpevnýpřísný
stivstreng
jäykkäkankeaperäänantamaton
merev
stífurstrangur, ósveigjanlegur

kietai
togtrd

## rigid

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

## rigid

[object, substance, structure] → rigide
to be rigid with fear →
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

(lit) board, material, frame; rigid with fearstarr or steif vor Angst; to be rigid with angerstarr vor Wut sein; to bore somebody rigid; to be bored rigid; the prison visit had shaken her rigid (inf)der Gefängnisbesuch hatte sie umgehauen (inf)
(fig) person, character (pej); discipline, principles; (= intolerant of others)unbeugsam; interpretation (pej); specifications; system; timetable

## 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

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.
ˈrigidness, riˈgidity noun

## rigid

a. rígido-a, tieso, inmóvil.