- (of an airship or dirigible) having a form maintained by a stiff, unyielding structure contained within the envelope.
- pertaining to a helicopter rotor that is held fixedly at its root.
Origin of rigid
Examples from the Web for rigidly
You rigidly avoid any food you deem to be “unhealthy,” such as those containing fat, preservatives, additives or animal products.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the admirable things about Secretary of State John Kerry being his rigidly logical mind.
Their voices amplified by PA systems, the protests' leaders exhort their audiences with rigidly ideological slogans.
High-minded pursuits dovetail with rigidly disciplining your body.
They ought to be treated with life-long sequestration in asylums (p. 135), and rigidly forbidden to perpetuate the species.A Problem in Modern Ethics|John Addington Symonds
He was rigidly looking along the sights of his rifle, hesitating to fire.Kiddie the Scout|Robert Leighton
He was deservedly popular because scrupulously impartial, rigidly just and proverbial for humanity and kindness.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Rigidly economical of time, Hunter was always at work, and he had always in view some fresh enterprise.
Social distinction, based exclusively upon moral character, is being clearly defined and rigidly observed.
British Dictionary definitions for rigidly
Word Origin for rigid
Word Origin and History for rigidly
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.