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Synonyms for rigid
ˈrɪdʒ ɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigid, stiff(adj)

    incapable of or resistant to bending

    "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"

    Synonyms:
    stiff, slopped, pissed, blind drunk, unfaltering, fixed, besotted, steadfast, buckram, blotto, pixilated, cockeyed, crocked, potent, fuddled, tight, firm, inflexible, soused, sozzled, starchy, squiffy, unbendable, plastered, soaked, unshakable, unwavering, unbending, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, strong, set, loaded, strict, wet, steady

    Antonyms:
    adaptable, nonrigid, moving, flexile, flexible, tolerant

  2. rigid, strict(adj)

    incapable of compromise or flexibility

    Synonyms:
    strict, set, rigorous, stiff, hard-and-fast, unbending, exacting, stern, inflexible, fixed, nonindulgent

    Antonyms:
    nonrigid, adaptable, tolerant, flexible, moving, flexile

  3. inflexible, rigid, unbending(adj)

    incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

    "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"

    Synonyms:
    stiff, strict, unbending, set, sturdy, uncompromising, inflexible, fixed

    Antonyms:
    tolerant, flexile, adaptable, flexible, nonrigid, moving

  4. rigid(adj)

    designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure

    Synonyms:
    fixed, unbending, inflexible, stiff, set, strict

    Antonyms:
    nonrigid, moving, flexible, tolerant, flexile, adaptable

  5. fixed, set, rigid(adj)

    fixed and unmoving

    "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"

    Synonyms:
    strict, placed, determined, set, fit(p), situated, stiff, frozen, set(p), inflexible, primed(p), fixed, unbending, dictated, located, laid, hardened

    Antonyms:
    tolerant, adaptable, flexible, flexile, moving, nonrigid

Wiktionary

  1. rigid(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, unbending

    Antonyms:
    moving, flexible, compromising

  2. rigid(adjective)

    Stiff, rather than flexible.

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, unbending

    Antonyms:
    moving, flexible, compromising

  3. rigid(adjective)

    Fixed, rather than moving.

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, unbending

    Antonyms:
    moving, flexible, compromising

  4. rigid(adjective)

    Rigorous and unbending.

    Synonyms:
    unbending, inflexible

    Antonyms:
    flexible, compromising, moving

  5. rigid(adjective)

    Uncompromising.

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, unbending

    Antonyms:
    flexible, moving, compromising

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rigid

    That is severe which is devoid of all softness, mildness, tenderness, indulgence or levity, or (in literature and art) devoid of unnecessary ornament, amplification, or embellishment of any kind; as, a severe style; as said of anything painful, severe signifies such as heavily taxes endurance or resisting power; as, a severe pain, fever, or winter. Rigid signifies primarily stiff, resisting any effort to change its shape; a corpse is said to be rigid in death; hence, in metaphorical sense, a rigid person or character is one that resists all efforts to change the will or course of conduct; a rigid rule or statement is one that admits of no deviation. Rigorous is nearly akin to rigid, but is a stronger word, having reference to action or active qualities, as rigid does to state or character; a rigid rule may be rigorously enforced. Strict (Latin stringo, bind) signifies bound or stretched tight, tense, strenuously exact. Stern unites harshness and authority with strictness or severity; stern, as said even of inanimate objects, suggests something authoritative or forbidding. Austere signifies severely simple or temperate, strict in self-restraint or discipline, and similarly unrelenting toward others. We speak of austere morality, rigid rules, rigorous discipline, stern commands, severe punishment, harsh speech or a harsh voice, hard requirements, strict injunctions, and strict obedience. Strict discipline holds one exactly and unflinchingly to the rule; rigorous discipline punishes severely any infraction of it. The austere character is seldom lovely, but it is always strong and may be grand, commanding, and estimable.

    Synonyms:
    austere, hard, harsh, inexorable, inflexible, morose, relentless, rigorous, severe, stern, stiff, strict, uncompromising, unmitigated, unrelenting, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    affable, bland, easy, genial, gentle, indulgent, lenient, mild, pliable, soft, sweet, tender, tractable, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rigid

    Synonyms:
    stiff, unpliant, unflexible, stubborn, tough, stark, staunch, unswerving, exact, unbending, undeviating, austere

    Antonyms:
    pliant, docile, flexible, variable, mild, lenient, inexact, yielding, inconstant, inconsistent

Editors Contribution

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    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rigid(a.)

    Synonyms:
    stiff, inflexible, unpliant, unbending, unyielding

  2. rigid(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp, severe, strict, stern, rigorous, harsh, austere

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rigid(a)

    Synonyms:
    inflexible, stiff, unyielding, unpliant, rigorous, severe, austere, strict

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How to use rigid in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Rigidity causes inflexibility to a change. Therefore, be less rigid in all your undertakings in order to be or become more flexible to adopt and adapt to a change. Besides that, it's often ideal to be less rigid and more flexible.

  2. Richard Achiro:

    Like an eating disorder, this can become really rigid, a person’s need for these supplements, to have to take them at certain times during the day can really start to intrude upon one’s ability to live a life that’s otherwise fulfilling.

  3. Lawana Blackwell:

    Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.

  4. Peter Stahl:

    No matter how fast blood rushes in, it leaves just as fast, so those patients can never achieve fully rigid erections.

  5. Rosy Cole:

    “Aberjhani's writing blows the mind and frees the psyche of any rigid assumptions about ancestral heritage. Here, our collective experience is starkly rendered. The transparency of one culture overlays another, and another, to form the daguerreotype of possibilities that is homo sapiens, interacting, almost like the elements themselves, with the created world and modified only by context and its imperatives.”-- from Circles and Arcs

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