Rigorous

Rig"or*ous

(?), a. [F. rigoureux, LL. rigorosus. See Rigor.] 1. Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration.
[1913 Webster]

He shall be thrown down the Tarpeian Rock
With rigorous hands.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

We do not connect the scattered phenomena into their rigorous unity.
De Quincey.
[1913 Webster]

2. Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.
[1913 Webster]

3. Violent. [Obs.] "Rigorous uproar." Spenser.
[1913 Webster]

4. (Mathematics, Logic) Adhering scrupulously and exactly to accepted principles; hence, logically valid; as, a rigorous proof.
[PJC]

Syn. -- Rigid; inflexible; unyielding; stiff; severe; austere; stern; harsh; strict; exact.
[1913 Webster]

-- Rig"or*ous*ly, adv. -- Rig"or*ous*ness, n.
[1913 Webster]

 

New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
 </p>
</form>

 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Mon 10th December 2018