noun Chiefly British.
Origin of rigor
Synonyms for rigor
Examples from the Web for rigours
Contemporary Examples of rigours
Such products are not suited for the rigours of public life, and need to be adapted, at the very least by sewing in hem weights.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions
May 29, 2014
Historical Examples of rigours
Then the rigours of my captivity were still further increased.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Are the northern kingdoms of Europe bare of life because of the winter rigours?'The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
He's going to live on deck to inure himself to the rigours of the Arctic climate.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Then you experienced the rigours of intolerance there, in some measure, did you?The Printer Boy.
William M. Thayer
The lady must depart; if she goes not, the rigours of the law will crush her.A German Pompadour
Word Origin for rigor
Word Origin for rigour
late 14c., from Old French rigor "strength, hardness" (13c., Modern French rigueur), from Latin rigorem (nominative rigor) "numbness, stiffness, hardness, firmness; roughness, rudeness," from rigere "be stiff" (see rigid).