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rigid

[ rij-id ]
/ ˈrɪdʒ ɪd /
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Origin of rigid

First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin rigidus, equivalent to rig(ēre) “to be stiff, stiffen” + -idus-id4

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3. See strict.

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British Dictionary definitions for rigid

rigid
/ (ˈrɪdʒɪd) /

adjective
not bending; physically inflexible or stiffa rigid piece of plastic
unbending; rigorously strict; severerigid rules
adverb
completely or excessivelythe lecture bored him rigid

Derived forms of rigid

rigidly, adverbrigidity or rigidness, noun

Word Origin for rigid

C16: from Latin rigidus, from rigēre to be stiff
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