Synonyms for rigid
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Stiff, rather than flexible.
Fixed, rather than moving.
Rigorous and unbending.
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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.
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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"
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
incapable of compromise or flexibility
inflexible, rigid, unbendingadjective
incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
"a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
fixed, set, rigidadjective
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"
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Holding on to rigid patterns of thinking exacerbates stress and anxiety, flexibility is required during this time of uncertainty and rapid change.
It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like. The submarine I believe was about 5 feet, 6 inches long, rigid, so it would n’t have gone round corners or round any obstacles, it would n’t have made the first 50 meters into the cave from the dive start point. It was just a PR stunt.
It's really meeting a rigid demand as many professionals have a difficult time finding a nice private place to nap.
When you look at those terms, I've noticed men approach porn like they watch TV. They have things they always like to turn to, sometimes people are interested in things more distinct or a little more of a fetish -- but it doesn't take more and more and more. Of course, that's the rule. Some patients have very rigid fantasies that are dark, but that's the exception, not the rule.
One guy I counseled lost 80 pounds. ... He's been on a fairly rigid plan -- mostly fruit, protein and vegetables -- but this is what he wanted. Now he's excited about taking one day a week to have three pieces of pizza or whatever he desires... and he's excited about it and looking forward to it.
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- rígidCatalan, Valencian
- rigide, starr, steifGerman
- سفت و محکمPersian
- kiinteä, peräänantamaton, kankea, jäykkäFinnish
- ragScottish Gaelic
- קשיח, נוקשהHebrew
- 固い, 硬い, 堅い, 固定された, リジッドJapanese
- stingrs, stings, stīvsLatvian
- stijf, onbuigzaam, stevig, rigide, stabiel, star, stroefDutch
- stiv, rigidNorwegian
- rigid, bățos, țeapănRomanian
- негибкий, негнущийся, непреклонный, жёсткий, суровыйRussian
- katı, bükülmez, sabit, kesin, sertTurkish
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