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Definition of Rigor

Rigor

  1. Rigidity; stiffness.
  2. A sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever.
  3. The becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness.
  4. See 1st Rigor, 2.
  5. Severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter.
  6. Stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard-heartedness; cruelty.
  7. Exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; -- opposed to lenity.
  8. Severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification.
  9. Violence; force; fury.

Rigor Quotations

The U.S. has a long history of walking up to the precipice of rigor and then walking away. As voters, let's support leaders who were courageous enough to make the hard decisions necessary to move our system forward. And as parents, let's put our faith in our educators, our children and tests that hold them to their highest potential.
Wendy Kopp

I believe in the will. I believe in discipline. I believe in the organization. I believe in the rigor that gives us work. I believe in love as an engine of all things. I believe in the light. I believe in God. I believe in kindness.
Edgar Ramirez

The social sciences, I thought, needed the same kind of rigor and the same mathematical underpinnings that had made the 'hard' sciences so brilliantly successful.
Herbert Simon

Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred; a flint will break upon a feather bed.
John Cleveland

Conscience is the most dangerous thing you possess. If you wake it up, it may destroy you. To live a life of total moral rigor is not necessarily the way to go. It's the path for very few people. Most people need to come up with some kind of middle ground that satisfies their practical, moral, and philosophical esthetic needs.
John Patrick Shanley
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Rigor Translations

rigor in Dutch is stijfheid
rigor in Latin is severitas
rigor in Spanish is rigor
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