That orthodoxy is no different than the rigidity of the football team at school.
I think a lot of us believe this because we grew up seeing the rigidity of our parents and grandparents, uncles and aunts.
Here he finds the ground prepared for the anti-semitic attack on rigidity, stubbornness, inflexibility as Jewish qualities.
It has since shed much of that rigidity, and the result has been positive.
A great many surprises must open out in real life as in great fiction, or we descend into the rigidity of myth.
The face of the great general, usually masking so completely his strongest feelings, lost now its rigidity.
Cody's planes are noted for their neatness, rigidity and smoothness.
The grayness and the rigidity of her features clashed bizarrely with the brilliant coloring of her gown.
In certain cases, however, the instinct loses its rigidity and automatism.
Whether or not it does work on another body depends on the rigidity of the body it acts upon.
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.
rigidity ri·gid·i·ty (rĭ-jĭd'ĭ-tē)
The quality or state of stiffness or inflexibility. Also called rigor.
An aspect of the personality characterized by resistance to change.