Synonyms for rigorous
ˈrɪg ər əsrig·or·ous
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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.
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
"rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
rigorous, stringent, tightadjective
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
"rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
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
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KPMG's accreditation is an important milestone, (It) demonstrates to our customers that we have the rigorous internal processes and controls expected of any traditional financial services provider.
The Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, as well as our investigation into allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department, remain ongoing and active, they have been rigorous and independent from the very beginning.
The term' exercise' can imply rigorous workouts, but movement doesn't have to be rigorous to be beneficial, any movement is better than no movement.
[W]e don’t treat customer service as a cost center . . . and we don’t outsource customer service to save money. We apply the same rigorous hiring standards in that department as in any other function. We strongly believe that our service centers are a critical part of the customer experience and that if something goes wrong and we’re able to fix it, we’ll have that customer for life. And our data confirms that.” - Darren Huston
Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.
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