- characterized by rigor; rigidly severe or harsh, as people, rules, or discipline: rigorous laws.
- severely exact or accurate; precise: rigorous research.
- (of weather or climate) uncomfortably severe or harsh; extremely inclement.
- Logic, Mathematics. logically valid.
Origin of rigorous
SynonymsSee more synonyms for rigorous on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for rigorously
For good reason—his sentences are enormous and repetitive, and his subjects are rigorously examined from all angles.This Week’s Hot Reads: September 23, 2013
September 23, 2013
To show how it all plays out, Rosin spent many months reporting—and, indeed, The End of Men is rigorously researched.It’s Not ‘The End of Men’—But They Are in Trouble
September 12, 2012
The Paul campaign has rigorously organized its volunteers to attend the mass precinct meetings that took place all over Georgia.How Ron Paul's Minions Plan to Hijack the GOP Convention
March 3, 2012
According to reports, Amiri was detained at the airport in Jeddah and rigorously questioned by Saudi security.The CIA Spy Plot to Sabotage Iran
March 31, 2010
And the children were few; the population had been rigorously kept down.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
And so far as went the words themselves, they were rigorously true.Bardelys the Magnificent
Here is where the art of skipping is to be rigorously applied.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
The Spanish attack was pressed as rigorously as at the beginning.South American Fights and Fighters
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Ornament of every kind is rigorously excluded from these rooms.General John Regan
George A. Birmingham
- characterized by or proceeding from rigour; harsh, strict, or severerigorous discipline
- severely accurate; scrupulousrigorous book-keeping
- (esp of weather) extreme or harsh
- maths logic (of a proof) making the validity of the successive steps completely explicit
Word Origin and History for rigorously
late 14c., from Old French rigorous (13c., Modern French rigoureux), from Medieval Latin rigorosus, from Latin rigor (see rigor). Related: Rigorously.