rigorous

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rigorous — UK US /ˈrɪgərəs/ adjective ► detailed and careful: »I want rigorous financial analysis of the options. »The selection process is extremely rigorous. ► strict or severe: »A rigorous monetary and fiscal policy should encourage efficiency.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 rigorous — [rig′ər əs] adj. [OFr < ML rigorosus] 1. very strict or harsh [a rigorous rule, master, etc.] 2. very severe or sharp [a rigorous climate] 3. rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact [rigorous scholarship] rigorously adv. rigorousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 rigorous — late 14c., from O.Fr. rigorous (Mod.Fr. rigoureux), from M.L. rigorosus, from L. rigor (see RIGOR (Cf. rigor)). Related: Rigorously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 rigorous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely thorough or accurate. 2) (of a rule, system, etc.) strictly applied or adhered to. 3) adhering strictly to a belief, opinion, or system. 4) harsh or severe: rigorous military training. DERIVATIVES rigorously adverb… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 rigorous — index accurate, callous, draconian, harsh, inflexible, intense, ironclad, meticulous, onerous …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 rigorous — *rigid, strict, stringent Analogous words: *stiff, rigid, inflexible: stern, austere, ascetic, *severe: exacting, *onerous, burdensome, oppressive Contrasted words: *easy, facile, light, smooth, effortless …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 rigorous — [adj] severe; exact accurate, ascetic, austere, bitter, brutal, burdensome, correct, definite, dogmatic, exacting, hard, harsh, inclement, inflexible, intemperate, ironhanded, meticulous, nice, onerous, oppressive, precise, proper, punctilious,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 rigorous — 01. The testing procedure for those applying to become firefighters is quite [rigorous], and very few people make it through. 02. The government has promised a very [rigorous] set of regulations regarding all experiments in cloning. 03. The young …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 rigorous — [[t]rɪ̱gərəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A test, system, or procedure that is rigorous is very thorough and strict. The selection process is based on rigorous tests of competence and experience. ...a rigorous system of blood analysis.… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 rigorous — adjective a) 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; …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 rigorous — rig|or|ous [ˈrıgərəs] adj 1.) careful, thorough, and exact ▪ a rigorous analysis of defence needs ▪ the rigorous standards required by the college 2.) very severe or strict ▪ rigorous army training >rigorously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 rigorous — adjective 1) rigorous attention to detail Syn: meticulous, conscientious, punctilious, careful, diligent, attentive, scrupulous, painstaking, exact, precise, accurate, thorough, particular, strict, demanding, exacting; informal persnickety …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 rigorous — adjective 1) rigorous attention to detail Syn: meticulous, conscientious, punctilious, careful, scrupulous, painstaking, exact, precise, accurate, particular, strict 2) the rigorous enforcement of rules Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 15 rigorous — rig•or•ous [[t]ˈrɪg ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) characterized by rigid severity: rigorous laws[/ex] 2) exact; precise: rigorous research[/ex] 3) extremely inclement; harsh: rigorous weather[/ex] 4) math. pho logically valid • Etymology: 1350–1400; < ML …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 rigorous — rigorously, adv. rigorousness, n. /rig euhr euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by rigor; rigidly severe or harsh, as people, rules, or discipline: rigorous laws. 2. severely exact or accurate; precise: rigorous research. 3. (of weather or climate)… …

    Universalium

  • 17 rigorous — rig|or|ous [ rıgərəs ] adjective * 1. ) thorough and careful: rigorous safety checks 2. ) strict or severe: rigorous enforcement of the law ╾ rig|or|ous|ly adverb: Capital spending is rigorously controlled …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 rigorous — adjective 1 careful, thorough, and exact: rigorous safety checks 2 very severe or strict: rigorous army training rigorously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 rigorous */ — UK [ˈrɪɡərəs] / US adjective 1) thorough and careful rigorous safety checks 2) strict, or severe rigorous enforcement of the law Derived word: rigorously adverb Capital spending is rigorously controlled …

    English dictionary

  • 20 rigorous — /ˈrɪgərəs/ (say riguhruhs) adjective 1. characterised by rigour; rigidly severe or harsh, as persons, rules, discipline, etc.: rigorous laws. 2. severely exact or rigidly accurate: rigorous accuracy. 3. severe or sharp, as weather or climate.… …

    Australian English dictionary