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Rigorous meaning

rigorous - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. used of circumstances ( especially weather) that cause suffering; " brutal weather"; " northern winters can be cruel"; " a cruel world"; " a harsh climate"; " a rigorous climate"; " unkind winters"
  2. 2. Violent.
  3. 3. 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; a rigorous definition or demonstration.
  4. 4. Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.
  5. 5. Strict; severe.

rigorous - examples of usage

  1. One by one they were subjected to a rigorous cross- examination at the hands of the two detectives.
  2. Marise felt a rigorous shudder run over her, as though something vital were coming to her, like the rending pang of pain which heralds child- birth.
  3. If we set our hands to the plough, it must be with a rigorous determination not to remove them until the task we had set ourselves should be accomplished.
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