rigid

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From Latin rigidus (stiff), from rigere (to be stiff), probably originally "to be straight"; compare rectus (straight), from regere (to stretch); see regent and right. Compare rigor.

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rigid (comparative more rigid, superlative most rigid)

  1. Stiff, rather than flexible.
  2. Fixed, rather than moving.
    • 2011,David Foster Wallace, The Pale King,Penguin Books, page 5:
      A sunflower, four more, one bowed, and horses in the distance standing rigid and still as toys.
  3. Rigorous and unbending.
  4. Uncompromising.

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