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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

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

In my own life, when I was most inspired by a teacher, it always involved a real dialogue, a looseness and a real caring and compassion. It was not without rigor, not without discipline, not without standards, but all that was done out of love.
Michael Goldenberg

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

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

France is a fantastic country. It's between the Anglo-Saxon and Latin cultures. We have some of the Anglo-Saxon rigor, and some of the Latin quirkiness.
Xavier Niel
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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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