Rigidity

Ri*gid"i*ty

(?), n. [L. rigiditas: cf. F. rigidit. See Rigid.] 1. The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; -- opposed to flexibility, ductility, malleability, and softness.
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2. Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance. Sir H. Wotton.
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3. Severity; rigor. [Obs. orR.] Bp. Burnet.
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Syn. -- Stiffness; rigidness; inflexibility.
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