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rig·our

 (rĭg′ər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of rigor.
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rigour

(ˈrɪɡə) or

rigor

n
1. harsh but just treatment or action
2. a severe or cruel circumstance; hardship: the rigours of famine.
3. strictness, harshness, or severity of character
4. strictness in judgment or conduct; rigorism
5. (Mathematics) maths logic logical validity or accuracy
6. (Logic) maths logic logical validity or accuracy
7. obsolete rigidity
[C14: from Latin rigor]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rigour - the quality of being valid and rigorous
believability, credibility, credibleness - the quality of being believable or trustworthy
2.rigour - something hard to endurerigour - something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
sternness - the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding; "the sternness of his surroundings made him uncomfortable"
3.rigour - excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
sternness, strictness - uncompromising resolution
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rigour

noun
1. (often plural) ordeal, suffering, trial, hardship, privation the rigours of childbirth
2. strictness, austerity, rigidity, firmness, hardness, harshness, inflexibility, stringency, asperity, sternness We need to address such challenging issues with rigour.
3. thoroughness, accuracy, precision, exactitude, exactness, conscientiousness, meticulousness, punctiliousness, preciseness His work is built round academic rigour and years of insight.
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Translations
صَرامَه، قَسْوَهصَلابَه، قَسْوَه، شِدَّه
drsnoststrohost
hårdstrengstrenghed
harka, harîindiharka, strangleiki
atšiaurumas
bardzībabargi apstākļigrūtībasstingrība
katılıksertlikşiddet

rigour

rigor (US) [ˈrɪgəʳ] N (= severity) → rigor m; [of climate] → rigores mpl
the full rigour of the lawel máximo rigor de la ley
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rigour

[ˈrɪgər] (British) rigor (US)
nrigueur f
rigours npl (= hardships) → rigueurs fpl
the rigours of winter → les rigueurs de l'hiver
to withstand the rigours of sth → résister aux rigueurs de qchrig-out [ˈrɪgaʊt] n (British) (= clothes) → tenue f
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rigour

, (US) rigor
n
no pl (= strictness)Strenge f, → Striktheit f; the full rigour of the lawdie ganze Strenge des Gesetzes
rigours pl (of climate, famine etc)Unbilden pl
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rigour

rig£or (Am) [ˈrɪgəʳ] nrigore m
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rigour

(American) rigor (ˈrigə) noun
1. strictness; harshness.
2. (also ˈrigours noun plural) (of weather etc) the state of being very bad or unpleasant, or the hardship caused by this. the rigour(s) of life in the Arctic Circle.
ˈrigorous adjective
1. strict. a rigorous training.
2. harsh; unpleasant. a rigorous climate.
ˈrigorously adverb
ˈrigorousness noun
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Since thou dost in thy cruelty desire The ruthless rigour of thy tyranny From tongue to tongue, from land to land proclaimed, The very Hell will I constrain to lend This stricken breast of mine deep notes of woe To serve my need of fitting utterance.
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The justice which Mr Allworthy had executed on Partridge at first met with universal approbation; but no sooner had he felt its consequences, than his neighbours began to relent, and to compassionate his case; and presently after, to blame that as rigour and severity which they before called justice.
Nor could I pass unnoticed the suggestion of the bleak shores of Lapland, Siberia, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, Iceland, Greenland, with "the vast sweep of the Arctic Zone, and those forlorn regions of dreary space,--that reservoir of frost and snow, where firm fields of ice, the accumulation of centuries of winters, glazed in Alpine heights above heights, surround the pole, and concentre the multiplied rigours of extreme cold." Of these death-white realms I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive.
She knew not how such an offence as hers might be classed by the laws of worldly politeness, to what a degree of unforgivingness it might with propriety lead, nor to what rigours of rudeness in return it might justly make her amenable.
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