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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

I started rocking and rolling when Guns N' Roses came out. It wasn't until Garth Brooks came around that I really got back to country. He made it fun again. To me, in country music, the rigor mortis was setting in and it just wasn't fun anymore. Garth brought everyone back over to country and made it cool again.
Christian Kane

Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?
Anna Quindlen

Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
George Washington

The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.
Marquis De Custine

I've been a longtime admirer of Condoleezza Rice, because I like her articulateness and style - her toughness and rigor.
Camille Paglia
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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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