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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.rigidly - in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"
Translations
بصورةٍ صَلْبَه
pevněstrnule
stift
ridegen
ósveigjanlega
tuho
dimdikkımıldamadan

rigidly

[ˈrɪdʒɪdlɪ] ADV
1. (= stiffly) → rígidamente
2. (= strictly) → estrictamente
3. (= inflexibly) → con inflexibilidad, con intransigencia
he is rigidly opposed to itestá totalmente en contra de esto

rigidly

[ˈrɪdʒɪdli] adv
(= stiffly) [stand, sit, lie] → tout(e) raide
[enforce, adhere to] → rigoureusement; [controlled, organized] → rigoureusement
[behave] → inflexiblement

rigidly

adv
(lit) stand etcstarr, steif; to stand rigidly to or at attentionin Habachtstellung sein; to sit rigidly uprightsteif aufrecht sitzen
(fig) behave, treatstreng, strikt; opposestur, strikt; (= intolerantly of others)unbeugsam

rigidly

[ˈrɪdʒɪdlɪ] adv (strictly) → rigorosamente; (inflexibly) → inflessibilmente; (closely) → rigidamente
to stand rigidly to attention → stare impalato/a sull'attenti

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
References in classic literature ?
She has never been permitted to call me anything but Captain; and on the rare occasions since our union, when circumstances may have obliged her to address me by letter, her opening form of salutation has been rigidly restricted to 'Dear Sir.' Accept these trifling domestic particulars as suggesting hints which may be useful to you in managing Mrs.
People in Europe desiring to join the excursion--contagious sickness to be avoided--boating at the expense of the ship--physician on board--the circuit of the globe to be made if the passengers unanimously desired it--the company to be rigidly selected by a pitiless "Committee on Applications"--the vessel to be as rigidly selected by as pitiless a "Committee on Selecting Steamer." Human nature could not withstand these bewildering temptations.
And if anything about this chapter should seem to contradict the high ideals of the chapter preceding it, I can only say that, though the episode should not rigidly fulfil the conditions of the transcendental, nothing could have been more characteristic of that early youth to which I had vowed myself.
He was relentless in worrying him about his soul's concerns, and about ruling his children rigidly. He encouraged him to regard Hindley as a reprobate; and, night after night, he regularly grumbled out a long string of tales against Heathcliff and Catherine: always minding to flatter Earnshaw's weakness by heaping the heaviest blame on the latter.
Michael's heredity, rigidly selected for ages by man, was chiefly composed of fierceness and faithfulness.
Their observations, reproduced by Barbicane, were rigidly determined.
Grose looked across at me dismayed, while I had nothing to do but communicate again with the figure that, on the opposite bank, without a movement, as rigidly still as if catching, beyond the interval, our voices, was as vividly there for my disaster as it was not there for my service.
I do not know that all which has been said is rigidly just, but I am inclined to think that much of it is, and, as I am now writing to Americans, and of French people, I see no particular reason why the fact should be concealed.
She managed to bring them up; my little cousins are rigidly virtuous.
The commander of the company, with his eyes fixed on his superior, pressed two fingers more and more rigidly to his cap, as if in this pressure lay his only hope of salvation.
Westmacott remained rigidly in the one position, while from time to time a shadow passed in front of it to show that her midnight visitor was pacing up and down in front of her.
However, you will receive it as a memorial of my friendship; and whatever superfluities may redound to you, that piety which you so rigidly maintain will instruct you how to dispose of them.