rigid

[ rij-id ]
/ ˈrɪdʒ ɪd /

adjective

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Origin of rigid

1530–40; < Latin rigidus, equivalent to rig(ēre) to be stiff, stiffen + -idus -id4

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British Dictionary definitions for rigidness

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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