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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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rigid":

    inflexible, strict, stiff, stringent, ossified, stiffness, rigorous, hard-wall, tight, hard, tough, unwieldy, unyielding, fossilized

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How to use rigid in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Munoz:

    We put our folks in bad places when we give such definitive, specific, concrete, rigid rules that they’re not allowed to show a little caring and compassion.

  2. Paul Byrne:

    Think of like a Milky Way bar or a Mars bar, its where the chocolate and caramel touch, that depth, you can treat that as the thickness of the brittle, rigid layer.

  3. Raymond Soneira:

    One challenging issue has always been switching from a rigid and hard cover glass protecting the current smartphones to a flexible and durable plastic cover protecting the flexible display, it needs to have superior optical properties and low reflectance like glass, and then also survive 50,000 or more opening and closing cycles.

  4. Martha McKittrick:

    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.

  5. Ian Kerner:

    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.


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