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Synonyms for rigorous
ˈrɪg ər əsrig·or·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. rigorousadjective

    Antonyms:
    capricious

  2. rigorousadjective

    Antonyms:
    capricious

  3. rigorousadjective

    Antonyms:
    capricious

  4. rigorousadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigorous, strictadjective

    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, tightadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rigorousadjective

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

  2. rigorousadjective

    Synonyms:
    exact, accurate, precise, scrupulously nice

  3. rigorousadjective

    Synonyms:
    inclement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rigorousadjective

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

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How to use rigorous in a sentence?

  1. Joe Buchman:

    Where the two old parties offer fear, mutual slander and individual self-destruction, Libertarians share our commitment to rigorous financial integrity, peaceful social acceptance and individual personal liberty, now is the time to vote out of love for the principles you know to be true : free agency, self-ownership, non-initiation of aggression and not in reaction to what you fear.

  2. Victor Gobitz:

    This year we want to be more rigorous and critical before venturing into an investment...with disciplined control of capital expenditure.

  3. Eve Feinberg:

    We put them through an intensely rigorous screening process to make sure both parties were suitable.

  4. Republican Gov. Rick Scott:

    I believe strongly that we cannot turn our backs on the refugee community in their time of greatest need, the U.S. vetting process for refugees is extremely rigorous, extensive, and comprehensive, and allows us to aid those that pose no threat to our country. Gov. Scott's stance is driven by divisive politics.

  5. Richard Quinton:

    That's why the testes hang down away from the body and have their own special blood cooling system, it's been standard advice given to men in fertility clinics throughout the world that they wear loose fitting underwear and avoid taking hot baths. This study validates some of this advice in a much more rigorous and evidence-based manner.

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