rigid

See also: rígid

English

Etymology

From Latin rigidus(stiff), from rigeō(to be stiff). Compare rigor.

Pronunciation

Adjective

rigid ‎( comparative rigider or more rigid, superlative rigidest or most rigid)

  1. Stiff, rather than flexible.
  2. Fixed, rather than moving.
    • 2011,David Foster Wallace, The Pale King,Penguin Books, page 5:
      A sunflower, four more, one bowed, and horses in the distance standing rigid and still as toys.
  3. Rigorous and unbending.
  4. Uncompromising.

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Noun

rigid ‎(plural rigids)

  1. A bicycle with no suspension system.

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