The country had very good technical training, but its labor laws were rigid.
The stock market is not going to push Republicans to abandon their rigid no-revenue approach to resolving the sequester.
But on an A380 or 787 Dreamliner flying long haul, you can be trapped, rigid, in that seat for half a day.
To the court, quotas were rigid and ran a much greater risk of being locked into place indefinitely.
The grandes écoles, the most influential schools, are meant to train a meritocratic elite, and have rigid admission standards.
There's no rigid line of demarcation between insanity and hysteria.
Bchamp had grown white to the lips: he was rigid with the effort to control himself.
This rigid observance fell with special force and restriction on children.
The uses of rigid etiquette were well understood by Bonaparte.
Perhaps a slight visionariness of speculation was no less the attribute of Mrs. Mill than an absence of rigid logical principles.
early 15c., from Latin rigidus "hard, stiff, rough, severe," from rigere "be stiff," from PIE *reig- "stretch (tight), bind tightly, make fast" (cf. Old Irish riag "torture," Middle High German ric "band, string"). Related: Rigidly.