Rigor
Rigor Rig"or, n. [OE. rigour, OF. rigour, F. rigueur, from L. rigor, fr. rigere to be stiff. See {Rigid}.] [Written also {rigour}.] 1. The becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness. [1913 Webster]

The rest his look Bound with Gorgonian rigor not to move. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) See 1st {Rigor}, 2. [1913 Webster]

3. Severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter. [1913 Webster]

4. Stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard-heartedness; cruelty. [1913 Webster]

All his rigor is turned to grief and pity. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

If I shall be condemn'd Upon surmises, . . . I tell you 'T is rigor and not law. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; -- opposed to {lenity}. [1913 Webster]

6. Severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification. [1913 Webster]

The prince lived in this convent with all the rigor and austerity of a capuchin. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

7. Violence; force; fury. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Whose raging rigor neither steel nor brass could stay. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Stiffness; rigidness; inflexibility; severity; austerity; sternness; harshness; strictness; exactness. [1913 Webster]


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