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rigid

rig·id

rigid

 
pronunciation:
rI jihd
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: difficult or impossible to bend; not flexible; stiff.
We'll need more rigid poles to hold up this larger tent.He tried to bend the pipe, but it remained rigid.Her smile was rigid and her manner was curt.The general's face was rigid with determination.
synonyms:
hard, inflexible, stiff
antonyms:
elastic, lax, lithe, plastic, pliable, pliant, springy, supple
similar words:
firm, inelastic, solid, tough, unbending
definition 2: incapable of change or compromise; unyielding.
Her father was a rigid disciplinarian.As they get older, they become more rigid in their habits.
synonyms:
immovable, inflexible, obdurate, set, severe, strict, unrelenting
antonyms:
elastic, malleable, pliable, pliant, supple
similar words:
die-hard, doctrinaire, dour, firm, obstinate, pigheaded, precise, relentless, stern, stiff-necked, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising
definition 3: firmly established and unchanging.
She rebelled against the rigid social conventions of her day.
synonyms:
fixed, immovable, inflexible, ironclad, set
antonyms:
elastic, pliable
similar words:
doctrinaire, firm, immutable, inexorable, inveterate, narrow, unbending
definition 4: scrupulously exact; stringent; rigorous.
This boat was built to rigid specifications.
synonyms:
rigorous, strict, stringent
antonyms:
lenient
similar words:
accurate, careful, close, demanding, exact, meticulous, painstaking, precise, scrupulous, unbending, uncompromising
derivations: rigidly (adv.), rigidity (n.), rigidness (n.)
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The word rigid contains the following part:
rig2 Latin root that means stiff, rigid
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