Rigid meaning

rĭjĭd
The definition of rigid is a person or thing that is stiff, doesn't bend or doesn't move.

An example of rigid is a thick metal pole.

An example of rigid is someone who will only take showers at night.

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Not moving; set.
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Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.
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Not moving or flexing.

Rigid muscles.

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Not bending or flexible; stiff and hard.

A rigid metal girder.

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Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh.

Rigid discipline.

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Not flexible or pliant; stiff.

A rigid material.

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Severe; strict; exacting.

A rigid taskmaster.

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Stiff, rather than flexible.
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(aeron.) Having a rigid framework that encloses containers for the gas.
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Fixed, rather than moving.
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Not changing or adjusting to different conditions or problems.

A rigid thinker; a rigid hierarchy.

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Origin of rigid

  • Middle English rigide from Latin rigidus from rigēre to be stiff reig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rigidus (“stiff"), from rigere (“to be stiff"), probably originally "to be straight"; compare rectus (“straight"), from regere (“to stretch"); see regent and right. Compare rigor.

    From Wiktionary