rigid Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite incapable of or resistant to bending
- a rigid strip of metal
- a table made of rigid plastic
- a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
- stiff hair
- a stiff neck
adjective satellite incapable of compromise or flexibility
adjective satellite incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
- a rigid disciplinarian
- an inflexible law
- an unbending will to dominate
adjective designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
adjective satellite fixed and unmoving
- with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare
- his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien
- a face rigid with pain
Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible.
Upright beams innumerable Of rigid spears. Milton.
Hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict; as, a rigidfather or master; rigiddiscipline; rigidcriticism; a rigidsentence.
The more rigid order of principles in religion and government. Hawthorne.
Syn. -- Stiff; unpliant; inflexible; unyielding; strict; exact; severe; austere; stern; rigorous; unmitigated.
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