Rigorous meaning

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Rigorous means very active or severe.

An example of rigorous is the amount and type of exercise done by Olympic athletes.

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The definition of rigorous is something that is painfully exact or precise.

An example of rigorous is testing that is done during research.

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Rigorous is defined as something that is harsh or very strict.

An example of a rigorous place is the cold of Antarctica.

An example of a rigorous law is a zero tolerance law on selling drugs.

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Characterized by or adhering to strict standards or methods; exacting and thorough.

A rigorous study of the medication; a rigorous researcher.

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Harsh, severe, or demanding.

A rigorous taskmaster; a rigorous schedule.

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Very unpleasant or inclement.

A rigorous climate.

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Very strict or harsh.

A rigorous rule, master, etc.

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Very severe or sharp.

A rigorous climate.

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Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact.

Rigorous scholarship.

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Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigour; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration.
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Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.
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Adhering strictly to a belief or ideology; uncompromising or inflexible.

A rigorous Catholic; a rigorous sense of correctness.

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