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Synonyms for rigorous
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, strict(adj)

    rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

    "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

    Synonyms:
    strict, hard-and-fast, exacting, stringent, stern, tight, nonindulgent, rigid

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, inexact

  2. rigorous, stringent, tight(adj)

    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

    Synonyms:
    fuddled, nasty, squiffy, crocked, plastered, mean, tight, mingy, smashed, wet, strict, miserly, compressed, cockeyed, taut, sozzled, soaked, close, stiff, besotted, slopped, pie-eyed, stringent, blotto, loaded, blind drunk, pissed, sloshed, soused, pixilated

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, inexact

Wiktionary

  1. rigorous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    capricious

  2. rigorous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    capricious

  3. rigorous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    capricious

  4. rigorous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    capricious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rigorous

    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, rigid, severe, stern, stiff, strict, uncompromising, unmitigated, unrelenting, unyielding

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rigorous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, austere, harsh, stern, rigid, hard, strict, stringent

  2. rigorous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    exact, accurate, precise, scrupulously nice

  3. rigorous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inclement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rigorous(a)

    Synonyms:
    severe, stringent, strict, unyielding, inclement, severe

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How to use rigorous in a sentence?

  1. Liz Garbus:

    There are fewer and fewer institutions that can do rigorous, investigative journalism, and the Times is one of them.

  2. Paul de Man:

    Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself.

  3. Michelle Cho:

    I think that for some people it's quite alienating to encounter other K-pop( groups)... that they know are a product of this very rigorous training system that( they believe) makes them a bit less authentic, bTS are quite different because their whole concept from their inception was that they were going to be honest purveyors of the experience of youth.

  4. Angie Asche:

    Even if you aren’t an athlete, I still highly recommend seeking out a protein powder with this certification because it’s gone through rigorous testing to assure it is legit.

  5. Jacqueline Glasheen:

    We are doing this not because we don’t think kids need homework, but because we think we are giving kids very rigorous instruction for eight hours.


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