He smiled now as he thought of the rigidness of his boyish theology.
This rigidness of some men killed in battle I have often seen.
But if the eyes were sad, the heavy jaw had a rigidness and setness which gave no indication of weakness or yielding.
The extreme silence of all about me, and the rigidness of all objects seen, was very striking.
It is true that the rigidness of her own home had not prevented her from making a hasty and unsuitable marriage.
He did not despise comfort or decoration, pretend to a pose of rigidness; he simply hadn't the time for it himself.
Still she maintained a rigidness of feature, and an intrepidity of soul that excited both sorrow and admiration.
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.