First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word rigōrōsus. See rigor, -ous (Source: dictionary.com)
Late Middle English from Old French rigorous or late Latin rigorosus, from rigor ‘stiffness’ (see rigor). (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Rigorous
- characterized by
- severely exact or accurate; precise:
- (of weather or climate) uncomfortably severe or harsh; extremely inclement.
- Logic, Mathematics. logically valid.
- characterized by or proceeding from rigour; harsh, strict, or severerigorous discipline
- severely accurate; scrupulousrigorous book-keeping
- (esp of weather) extreme or harsh
- maths logic (of a proof) making the validity of the successive steps completely explicit
- Extremely thorough and careful.
- : manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor : very strict
- : marked by extremes of temperature or climate
- : harsh, severe
- : scrupulously accurate : precise
Example sentences for Rigorous
- But Olds did more than build Nurse-Family Partnership; he did the rigorous evaluation to prove it would work.
- Turning the tide of the epidemic, he says, will require “rigorous contact, tracing, and quarantining.”
- Therefore, we can at least infer that the people of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes did not have a rigorous eugenics program like Sparta.
- And that kind of rigorous attention to detail is not something you can normally do in television.
- The best performing middle schools place great emphasis on “future-focus”—on rigorous high-school curriculum.
- And for which had every Individual been hanged, few I imagine would think that Justice had been rigorous.
- They were, besides, made amenable to a most rigorous system of laws, the least infraction of which was punished with death.
- These castes were kept apart by a rigorous series of religious taboos.
- But it was difficult to state intelligibly the grounds of this belief to that man of rigorous logic, if of infinite charity.
- The luxury of them was new to him, yet not unpleasing after many years of rigorous self-denial and poverty.
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