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rigor1

Syllabification: rig·or
Pronunciation: /ˈriɡər
 
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noun

1 Medicine A sudden feeling of cold with shivering accompanied by a rise in temperature, often with copious sweating, especially at the onset or height of a fever.
1.1 short for rigor mortis.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, literally 'stiffness', from rigere 'be stiff'.

Words that rhyme with rigor

Igor • gewgawchigger, configure, digger, figure, Frigga, jigger, ligger, rigger, rigour, snigger, swigger, transfigure, trigger, vigour (US vigor)

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rigor2

Syllabification: rig·or
Pronunciation: /ˈriɡər
 
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noun

1 (British rigour) The quality of being extremely thorough, exhaustive, or accurate: his analysis is lacking in rigor
More example sentences
  • What marks all of it, without exception, is intelligence and rigour, thoroughness and care, and an abiding dedication to the importance of the role architecture plays in an ever more complicated world.
  • His experiments with Cubism, however, had none of the quality of intellectual rigour associated with Picasso and Braque, for Zadkine's primary concern was with dramatically expressive forms.
  • She referred to the honesty, integrity and intellectual rigour of Hodson and Archer's approach.
Synonyms
1.1Severity or strictness: the full rigor of the law
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  • It raises the question of whether the full rigour of the penalty points system will be brought to bear upon speeding civilian ministerial drivers.
  • Anyone suspected of any crime, or indeed anyone against whom there is evidence of any crime, may have applied to them the full rigour of measures that we could not justify for inclusion in normal criminal legislation.
  • The rigour of town planning laws will depend upon the philosophy of the government of the day.
Synonyms
1.2 (rigors) Demanding, difficult, or extreme conditions: the rigors of a harsh winter
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  • Out of the rigours of this harsh clime emerged a religion of stark simplicity which enjoined good thoughts, good words and good deeds, and respect for the environment.
  • When in Spain he had made a point of sharing the rigours of his soldiers.
  • But Khan still needs to prove he can withstand the physical rigors of a complete tournament.
Synonyms
hardship, harshness, severity, adversity;
ordeal, misery, trial;
discomfort, inconvenience, privation

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