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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rigid  \Rig"id\,  a.  [L.  rigidus  fr  rigere  to  be  stiff  or  numb: 
  cf  F.  rigide.  Cf  {Rigor}.  ] 
  1.  Firm;  stiff;  unyielding;  not  pliant;  not  flexible. 
 
  Upright  beams  innumerable  Of  rigid  spears.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Hence  not  lax  or  indulgent;  severe;  inflexible;  strict; 
  as  a  rigid  father  or  master;  rigid  discipline;  rigid 
  criticism;  a  rigid  sentence. 
 
  The  more  rigid  order  of  principles  in  religion  and 
  government.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  Syn:  Stiff;  unpliant  inflexible;  unyielding;  strict;  exact; 
  severe;  austere;  stern;  rigorous;  unmitigated. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rigid 
  adj  1:  incapable  of  or  resistant  to  bending;  "a  rigid  strip  of 
  metal";  "a  table  made  of  rigid  plastic";  "a  palace 
  guardsman  stiff  as  a  poker"  [syn:  {stiff}] 
  2:  incapable  of  compromise  or  flexibility  [syn:  {strict}] 
  3:  incapable  of  adapting  or  changing  to  meet  circumstances;  "a 
  rigid  disciplinarian";  "an  inflexible  law";  "an  unbending 
  will  to  dominate"  [syn:  {inflexible},  {unbending}] 
  4:  (aeronautics)  designating  an  airship  or  dirigible  having  a 
  form  maintained  by  a  stiff  unyielding  frame  or  structure 
  [ant:  {nonrigid}] 
  5:  fixed  and  unmoving;  "with  eyes  set  in  a  fixed  glassy  stare"; 
  "his  bearded  face  already  has  a  set  hollow  look"-  Connor 
  Cruise  O'Brien;  "a  face  rigid  with  pain"  [syn:  {fixed},  {set}] 




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