rigour

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French rigor, from Latin rigor (stiffness, rigidity, rigor, cold, harshness), from rigere (to be rigid). Compare French rigueur.

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Noun[edit]

rigour (plural rigours)

  1. Severity or strictness.
  2. A trembling or shivering response.
  3. Character of being unyielding or inflexible.
  4. Shrewd questioning.
  5. Higher level of difficulty.
  6. (UK, slang) Misspelling of rigor. An abbreviated form of rigour mortis.

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